Jina Emini was your name. You were 22. Even though the government calls you Mahsa Amini. The same government that allowed your death for not dressing “properly”. Is the same government that doesn’t acknowledge your name. Your name is Jina. As your mum named you. Say her name. Call her name. Revealed from a tweet by Beri Shalmashi.
Racism in peril? Mutual aid and solidarity in the face of New Zealand’s history of white supremacy against Chinese and Māori
Colonisation sailed to Aotearoa’s shores aboard ships like the Blenheim, Coromandel, and Tory. With them came a different way of making sense of the world, and white supremacy was the implicit, goes-without-saying assumption that carried them here. Both tangata whenua and migrants from Asia were considered inferior – in culture, and in people. We were a threat to this new white society, and concerted efforts were made to ensure we didn’t jeopardise this way of life. Throughout Aotearoa’s colonial history, Pākehā took a paternalistic role and attempted to control relationships between Māori and Chinese, engineering divisions when the threat of intimacies became apparent. Tracing the origin of the ideas leads us back to white supremacist racialisation.
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