After the Second World War many Māori moved into New Zealand cities, especially Auckland, to take up work opportunities. This brought Māori into closer contact with Pākehā, and they suffered discrimination in such matters as housing, employment and petty law enforcement. The Auckland Committee on Racism and Discrimination (ACORD) emerged to fight such intolerance, and published a leaflet on violence and racism around 1973. It included these cartoons about police harassment of Māori and Pacific Islanders.
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