New Zealand Human Rights Commission

NZ Human Rights Commission focus on the molehill not the mountain

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We all understand that racism is bad but we also acknowledge that racism is about thinking that someone is inferior because of the colour of their skin. It is not racist to criticise a person’s character or actions. It is not racist to point out facts about a group of people. If you are going to complain about racist abuse on facebook you would think that the NZ Human Right’s commission?would bother to screenshot an actual example of racist abuse rather than a statement of opinion that has nothing to do with race or skin colour.

Given the level of racist abuse that they claim was on the police facebook page, was a comment about immigrants needing to speak English before being accepted into New Zealand really the best example they could find?

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European Court of Human Rights rules against school pool segregation of Muslims

In Auckland at the Mount Roskill public Cameron pool a segregated, religious swimming programme is funded by the ratepayers. The rationale behind offering it to Muslim women is that it will help them to integrate into our culture and society according to the New Zealand Herald article on the subject. The European Court of Human rights does not share this belief, in fact, they have outlawed segregation of Muslim students at school as they see it as preventing integration.

Our own New Zealand Human Rights Commission has been silent on the subject and the Auckland Council has denied that the ratepayer-funded religious segregation even exists.

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