Having looked into Ella Henry a little further and finding she claims Maori child abuse before 1987 was no worse than Pakeha, I did a bit more digging and came across this, from Class Struggle No 73, July/August 2007;
Look at the facts. Before 1987 Maori child abuse was no worse than Pakeha child abuse. Neither was in the news because it wasn’t newsworthy. Today after 20 years of social abuse, destruction of jobs, falling wages and rising cost of living, many families cannot cope. The violence that society inflicts on them is turned inwards onto their families. It comes out as a cocktail of wife beating, child abuse, car smashes and suicides.
This is a complete fabrication. Child abuse started making the headlines during the 60s. Even then it probably (almost certainly) wasn't new but the attention it was receiving was. The first survey I am aware of covered cases in 1967 and showed Maori children were 6 times more likely to suffer abuse. This survey is documented in Bronwyn Dalley's book, Family Matters.
What is it with Marxists that they have absolutely no compunction about making stuff up and labelling it "the facts" to boot.
Why is Sally Bercow trending? *innocent face*.
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