In Australia some 25% of prison inmates are Aboriginal yet they only represent
some 5% of the population.
In New Zealand their prison inmates represent some 45% of Maori are and they are only 10% of the population.
Why is this so?
Is this because the original people of these countries are basically “bad” people or are
the systems skewed to favour white Australians and New Zealanders? I think it is
the latter yet there are many that believe the former and that our system is perfectly
fine and that our indigenous peoples should “move on” or “get over” the past. I think
this is such a narrow way of thinking and until it changes we will continue to have
the “GAP” that is continually being talked about that needs reducing.