This piece on the TVNZ website raises the obvious question — who are the ones really being racist here? Announcing that having the right ancestry gives people more rights in education and health, a bigger say in government and their culture treated as superior to everyone else’s isn’t going to have that backlash? Is it even possible for the Jacinda government and its acolytes to understand that?

Why can we not treat everyone as being created equal and have no discrimination based on ethnicity and skin color?