"Article Three of the Treaty of Waitangi states that Māori, as citizens of New Zealand, should have the same rights and privileges as British subjects. Yet, if we view rights and privileges as extending to such things as having the same life expectancy and improving levels of infant survival, enjoying the same health status, earning similar incomes, experiencing comparable living standards, and so on, we can clearly see that these rights and privileges have never been fully realised by Māori. And it is clear that Pacific migrants too have never enjoyed the same rights and privileges as those experienced by other New Zealanders."
-Karlo Mila, “Only One Deck”, Inequality: A New Zealand Crisis, ed. Max Rashbrooke, (2013) pg 92 (via shedresseskindaprochoice)