Story: European ideas about Māori

Billy T. James

The Māori comedian Billy T. James cleverly drew on old racist stereotypes about Māori, such as the Māori who was confused by the English language. By laughing at the stereotypes James helped to defuse them.

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James Belich, 'European ideas about Māori - Modern racial stereotypes', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/video/29889/billy-t-james (accessed 14 October 2019)

Story by James Belich, published 5 May 2011