“The Struggle to Live and Let Live …”
This review offers a critique of Farhad Dalal’s article in this issue, an article which is based on his keynote address to the 2013 NZAP Conference. In this review article, I offer an appreciation for Farhad’s contribution, but also propose an alternative understanding of ethical discrimination. I suggest that psychotherapy is the child of Romanticism, in which it is axiomatic that intelligent empathy is better than observational rationality, and that equity is better than equality. The suffering of the oppressed is indeed privileged. The social, political, and therapeutic consequences of this shift in emphasis are significant, particularly for indigenous aspirations and the development of bicultural partnerships.
He arohaehae tēnei arotake o te tuhinga a Farhad Dalal kei roto nei i tēnei puka māheni: he tuhinga mai i tana kōrero matua ki te Hui o te 2013 a NZAP. E horaina atu ana he mihi nui mō tāna i homai, engari ka whakatū hoki i tahi mātauranga rerekē mō te aukatinga matatika. Ko tāku e kī ana, he hua o te Whaiāipohanga te kaiwhakaora hinengaro, inā rā e mōhiotia ana he pai ake te pūaroha mātatau i te tirohanga arotake, ā, he pai ake hoki te tūtika i te ritetahi. Koia rā he makaunga te mamae o te pēhitanga. Whakahirahira ana te hua o te nekehanga tirohanga hāpori, tōrangapū haumanu hoki, hāngai tika ki ngā whāinga tangata whenua me te whanaketanga o te mahitahi ahurea takirua.