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Salient. Victoria University Student Newspaper. Volume 36, Number 17. July 18th, 1973

Other Victims

Other Victims

The minority race is not the only victim of the power structure. Much of the power structure, though generally white, operates against white working class people The power structure is racist, even if it can oppress in ways not connected with race. The dominant culture makes all kinds of men its commodities, exploits their lives and creativity, and as part of this process has destroyed the culture of New Zealand's indigenous people.

To change this situation involves issues beyond matter of race relations — but at least when talking about the way capitalist society has exploited Maoris and Polynesians, it is necessary to face the facts of what has happened, and is happening. In the light of our past and our present it isn't good enough to makes excuses — and say we're not such bad jokers — it is not very convincing to those on the receiving end of the power structure of New Zealand.

—Jim Delahunty

Cartoon of a sailboat