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The history of white supremacy in Australia and New Zealand

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People visit at a memorial site for victims of the March 15 shooting, in front of the Masjid Al Noor mosque in Christchurch, New Zealand March 18th, 2019. Photo credit: Jorge Silva/Reuters

White supremacy has deep roots in Australia and New Zealand, going back to when the British colonized both countries in the early 1800s. By the early 1900s, the countries adopted strict immigration policies called "White New Zealand" and "White Australia." Those policies required literacy tests for immigrants. The policies ended in the mid-1970s. However, some white nationalist ideas continue.

Credits

Guest:
David Atkinson - Associate Professor Of History at Purdue University, and author of “The Burden of White Supremacy: Containing Asian Migration in the British Empire and the United States”

Host:
Madeleine Brand

Producers:
Sarah Sweeney, Michell Eloy, Amy Ta, Christian Bordal, Yael Even Or, Alexandra Sif Tryggvadottir, Caitlin Plummer, Rosalie Atkinson, Adriana Cargill