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Gia Hinemaea Ngatai-Smith

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Auckland tertiary students are trying to highlight racism on campus and offer ways to discuss it and counter it.

The issue got headlines at the University of Auckalnd earlier this year in the wake of the attack on the Christchurch mosques, but Vice-Chancellor Professor Stuart McCutcheon rejected any wave of white supremacy at the university, and said students and academic staff have the right to express controversial opinions.

But Gia Hinemaea Ngatai-Smith says there is a problem, and her group Rangatahi Organised Against Racism or Roar has invited students from all of tertiary institutions in Tāmaki Makaurau to a hui at the University of Auckland on September 3 and 4.

"There's been a lot of stuff happening lately where racism has ben involved as well as bullying. What we are trying to do is encourage our students that it's OK to speak about these issues that are affecting th em, and also provide a space where they are able to manage the hurt they may feel about racism as well as bullying," Ms Ngatai-Smith says.

Rangatahi Organised Against Racism has created Instagram and Facebook pages, and it has interviewed about 30 students about their experience of racism and how it affected their lives.


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