Deborah Coddington is defending her North and South piece on Asian crime in today's Herald on Sunday. Here's an excerpt;
My sin was to write a feature about how New Zealand has gone from a country which once regarded Chinese immigrants as hard-working, law-abiding, good kiwis to today's situation, where each week brings news of yet another major crime involving Asians.
Contrast this to Margaret McClure's description of how NZ used to regard Asians;
I realise Deborah is considering a different time frame but if anything New Zealander's attitude to and treatment of Asians has vastly improved.
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