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Wounds of Dutch history expose deep racial divide

Wounds of Dutch history expose deep racial divide
Monday 13
12:41 2020

Image copyright EPA Image caption Some 50,000 people took part in demonstrations early last month Bronze statues of colonial icons have been spray-painted. Black Lives Matter protests have broken out. And now the Dutch parliament has backed a petition by three teenage women requesting the addition of racism to the school curriculum. Winds of change are swirling around the cobblestones of The Hague. Faced with a strong colonial past and a legacy of slavery, the Dutch are being asked to take a more impartial look at their history. "We're still a very white nation," says Mirjam de Bruijn, an anthropologist ...

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Summary: Faced with protests and attacks on statues, the Dutch are struggling with a legacy of racism.

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