Nice to see that another liberal pinko commie academic, who claims to be "neutral", is showing his true colours.
Liberals consistently claim that the Treaty was a "partnership". That is a nonsense, fabricated by white liberal academics who wanted to offload their guilt complexes on the taxpayer, and an elite few Maori who have used the expression to bleed as much as they can get from the public purse.
The Treaty was not a Partnership. It was an act of cession of sovereignty. It was an easy means for the British to gain sovereignty over New Zealand. It was also a means to guarantee to Maori the same rights and privileges of citizenship as British subjects.
But that's all it was. Moves over the past thirty years to give extra rights and privileges to Maori over non-Maori are not consistent with the Treaty that guarantees equal rights to all. It is consistent with the liberal agenda that Johansson pushes, but that's it.
Johansson is a fake. If he's going to step into the political debate, masquerading as a commentator, then he should make his own prejudices clear. And he should prepare to face the same heat as any other political activist who has the honesty and integrity to paint their own colours clear.