Maori Studies professor Margaret Mutu’s call to limit white immigrants because they bring white supremacist attitudes has understandably raised the ire of many people.
Some of them have called for her to be silenced.
Act leader Don Brash is not one of those. He does not in anyway support what she says but has spoken out in support of her right to say it.
Can you imagine him getting support like that from her, or anyone else on the other side of the race debate, if he made what they deemed to be grossly offensive statements?