This is the first literature review in the Ao Mai te Rā series. This review traces how understandings of racism and anti-racism have shifted over time and explores various concepts, language and definitions that have been used to date.
The review considers how we might frame and think about racism and anti-racism within the Aotearoa New Zealand context and has been used to inform the Ministry’s position statement and working definitions for racism and anti-racism in health.
This literature review is part of an integrated portfolio of work for phase one of Ao Mai te Rā and was completed by researchers at the University of Canterbury and Tokona Te Raki Māori Futures Collective, on behalf of the Ministry of Health. You can learn more about this initiative at Ao Mai te Rā | The Anti-Racism Kaupapa.
A disclaimer applies to the suite of documents published during phase one of Ao Mai te Rā: the Anti-Racism Kaupapa: