Bell (Email: S.A.Bell@massey.ac.nz
Avril Bell (pictured right),
read your article "Dilemmas of Settler Belonging: Roots, Routes and
Redemption in New Zealand national identity claims" in the February
2009 issue of the Sociological Review and notice how you cherish the term
"pakeha" for European-New Zealanders. It is, or course, a racial slur
like "nigger" and hardly academic. You should apologize and resign
your tenured position... after all, any University in new Zealand must surely
be, if you are anything other than a hypocrite, a white racist institution.
Joseph Sanchez, PhD
Here are people who relish the use of racial slurs. Maybe they are all
sociology professors in New Zealand, too!