Hanna Brookie, English Teaching College director of studies, Palmerston North, finds racism can be a barrier to belonging. Research into what helps migrants feel settled in Palmerston North has uncovered a vein of racism in the community despite some heart-warming experiences. It was presented by Massey University pro vice-chancellor for humanities and social sciences Cynthia White and English Teaching College director of studies Hanna Brookie. But he said the elements of racism exposed in the research had to be dealt with. Communities needed to understand their role in helping new migrants to reach a point where Palmerston North or New Zealand felt like home.
Source: Stuff February 21, 2020 05:26 UTC