The following was posted on Yahoo! Answers:
Why no Maoris get to be racist but not Pakehas?
Maori’s accuse all of us of being racist all the time, even though they are more racist.
Why do they get Maori Cemetary’s but as soon as we get a Pakeha cemetery we are racist and get taken to court?
Maori Achievers awards at school? Completely unfair.
Maori Party? Why can’t we all be equal.
No doubt this question is crudely written, but from our personal experience, the sentiment is widespread. The writer looks to be some youngster who doesn’t really understand the complexities of European colonisation and it’s tragic consequences. But the same can be said for many in Aotearoa New Zealand (and we’re not just talking about the young-ins)
Knowledgeable responses can help elucidate this issues to others who may randomly happen upon this post, maybe seeing it the first time won’t change their opinions but if they see enlightened korero consistently in a variety of spaces then they just might begin to take notice. Anyway… clearly we’re optimists 🙂 – the beauty of this digital medium is that we have the power to define ourselves (different to print media which is costly and not nearly as easy to distribute)
Yahoo! Answers are archived eternally so it would be great to get some good responses to this question. Catch is you gotta sign up/sign on to Yahoo! to do it. Anyway, just spreading the word.
Answers close in 4 days. Will keep and eye on things and post as the korero goes on.
Background on Yahoo! Answers
Yahoo! Answers is a community-driven question-and-answer (Q&A) site launched by Yahoo! on July 5, 2005 that allows users to both submit questions to be answered and answer questions asked by other users. The site gives members the chance to earn points as a way to encourage participation.
One Key Criticism of Yahoo! Answers: Low quality
Even though members can be academic experts and researchers, Yahoo! Answers’ target group and majority is primarily the mainstream; hence, it has been criticized for both its high quantity of dubious questions such as “How is babby formed?” (which sparked an internet meme) and “How to download some water?” and the reliability, validity, and relevance of its answers. A 2008 study found Yahoo! Answers is suboptimal for questions requiring factual answers and that the quality decreases as the number of users increases.