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Drivers of migrant New Zealanders’ experiences of racism

Racism Immigration Race discrimination New Zealand

This report explores the drivers of migrants’ experiences of discrimination. The research is purposed to support and inform potential and targeted cross-government and non-government agency responses to discrimination.

Key findings:

Participants’ experiences of racism consisted of institutional, personally mediated and internalised racism across all levels of wellbeing: civic engagement and governance, health, housing, employment, society and social connections, education and the justice system. Findings emphasised that the ongoing impact of historical and contemporary racism toward Māori remained embedded within colonial systems and institutions and extended to tauiwi populations as well as Tangata whenua.

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