People comfort each other as they pay their respects to the victims of the Christchurch terrorist attack. Photo: Xinhua
John Shaver
Opinion

Opinion

John Shaver

As New Zealand grieves over the Christchurch terrorist attack, it must come to terms with how hatred was able to take root

  • Research shows anti-Muslim prejudice in New Zealand, while lower than in other Western countries, is higher than prejudice against other minority groups
  • Studies also show biased media representations are associated with negative attitudes towards Muslims

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People comfort each other as they pay their respects to the victims of the Christchurch terrorist attack. Photo: Xinhua
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