Shane Jones has lashed out at New Zealand’s current immigration policy, saying too many people “from New Delhi” are being allowed to settle in New Zealand.
This is indisputably racist.
It is not racist to say NZ should have fewer immigrants. It is racist to say too many Indians are being allowed to migrate to New Zealand.
If a Cabinet Minister in a National led Government said such a thing, Labour and Greens would be demanding they’d be sacked. Instead, not a peep I suspect.
He said any population growth should suit the needs of the regions, not the cities, before targeting- not for the first time – the Indian community.
“What sort of country do you want? We were originally settled through the Treaty of Waitangi. The indigenous people coming with their Pacific roots, the Maori people, then the Anglos came, and in my case the Croatians came.
“If you want another million, 2 million, 3 million people, we should debate it and there should be a mandate, rather than opening up the options, unfettered, and everyone comes here from New Delhi. I don’t like that idea at all. I think the number of students that have come from India have ruined many of those institutions.”
Again it is not racist to say we should have fewer people in New Zealand. It is racist to say Indians have ruined many NZ institutions.