Rodney Hide quotes Tu Harawira:
My first preference is to stick with our present flag. My second choice was “Red Peak” – but not any more.
I didn’t know why Red Peak appealed. It just did. But thanks to Maori broadcaster Tu Harawira I now know it’s because it’s a racist flag appealing to my inner colonialist. Red Peak now disgusts me.
It came as a jolt when Harawira this week told the 24-hour Flag Summit that Red Peak symbolises “white deciding where the colours will go”.
“To me this is a symbol of the white fellas with all the colours in the corner.”
It’s true. The big white stripe has marginalised blue, red and black shapes forcing them to the margins. Who knew that Red Peak was really a racist flag! 🙂