Racism exists in the underbelly of many workplaces


A recent Statistics NZ report entitled: Working together: Racial discrimination in New Zealand revealed racial discrimination was the most common form of discrimination experienced by workers; Asian peoples reported the highest levels of racism in workplaces, in public places/on the streets and getting service when purchasing items; followed by Maori and Pacific peoples. It is disturbing given the Human Rights legislation was introduced in 1993 (and subsequently added to) to prevent discrimination on the grounds of race, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, marital status and disability. To see the report, go to  http://www.stats.govt.nz/browse_for_stats/people_and_communities/asian-peoples/racial-discrimination-in-nz.aspx