In a satirical column, Dawn Picken contemplates a world flipped upside down when it comes to perceptions of race and fairness by putting herself in the shoes of someone of a different ethnicity - and imagining what it would be like to encounter institutional racism as a white person.

COMMENT:

Please note this column contains strong use of satire ...

Pardon my language, but it sucks to be Pakeha these days. Have you noticed the world is against us?

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