Residents pay their respects for the victims of the mosque attack in Christchurch. Photo: Xinhua Residents pay their respects for the victims of the mosque attack in Christchurch. Photo: Xinhua
Residents pay their respects for the victims of the mosque attack in Christchurch. Photo: Xinhua
William Han
Opinion

Opinion

William Han

Christchurch shooting: racism in New Zealand isn’t new and in the era of Donald Trump, what public figures say about race matters

  • Mass killing in the service of extremist politics is new to New Zealand, but virulently racist ideas are not some sudden import from a nefarious global movement
  • The seeds of such ideas were planted long ago in both New Zealand and Australia – by us.

Residents pay their respects for the victims of the mosque attack in Christchurch. Photo: Xinhua Residents pay their respects for the victims of the mosque attack in Christchurch. Photo: Xinhua
Residents pay their respects for the victims of the mosque attack in Christchurch. Photo: Xinhua
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William Han

William Han

William Han is a lawyer and writer. Born in Taiwan and a citizen of New Zealand, he is a graduate of Yale College and Columbia Law School.