9 Jul 2018

Why is "pakeha" loaded?

From The Panel, 4:43 pm on 9 July 2018

It seems that there isn't really a consensus on the meaning of the word "pakeha". We ask our two pakeha panelists if the word makes them uncomfortable and why. Margaret Mutu of the Maori studies department of the University of Auckland explains from a linguistic point of view why pakeha is problematic and who it's problematic for.