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A month on from the Christchurch attacks, are we ready for a proper conversation about race in New Zealand?

Ardern's response to the attack was rightly praised. But with some distance from the immediate events, we now have to look at what came before to make sense of what else needs to come after

By Maya Goodfellow  

A protester seen holding a placard a picture of the New Zeland Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern during a Westminster demonstration. Photo: PA

In the days following the murder of fifty Muslims in two mosques in New Zealand, a degree of consensus appeared to emerge about the country’s Prime Minister: Jacinda Ardern has shown how a leader should respond to such a reprehensible act of violence.

Columns were written praising her and a petition asking for her to be given the Nobel Peace Prize rapidly gained signatures.

But the praise, understandable though it is,…

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