On equality and colourblindness
Robertson, N. R. (2004). On equality and colourblindness. Bulletin of the New Zealand Psychological Society, 102 (July), 26-27.
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"I have a dream that my four children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character." So said Martin Luther King, Jr, just over 40 years ago, in a speech that galvanised the US civil rights movement. King spoke of the United States but his dream is equally relevant in New Zealand. Has it been achieved? Some people would argue that not only has it been achieved but that the tables have been turned and now white folk are the ones who are oppressed. What is needed, they argue, is a level playing field. But how level is the playing field?
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Published in Bulletin of the New Zealand Psychological Society 2004. Used with permission.