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Tuesday, 28 November 2017


Dave Witherow is a newspaper columnist. He wrote an opinion piece last week that has got him lambasted as a racist. I’m sure, though, that he doesn’t see himself as anything of the sort.

Dave does not like the idea of compulsory Maori language education. People have latched onto the word ‘Maori’, whereas it’s probably the ‘language’ that Dave’s diatribe was about. I suspect that the imposition of any second language would have provoked the same response.

Being schooled in another language is uncomfortable. To endure it you need to start out as a beginner again. It’s that which rankles.

Today: J5 G1      

Total: J219 D119 G40 P34 Sp21 F20 Da1 A1

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