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Wednesday, June 11th, 2014

Mixed race kids a new phenomenon in the Netherlands? We think not.

This week cultural centre de Balie in Amsterdam will be hosting an event titled ‘LovingDay.nl: (In)visibly Mixed’ on “mixed race” families and relationships (BTW, the Netherlands uncritically accepts this terminology, along with the assumption that certain people are “pure” and others are “mixed”, thereby reifying 19th century race theories). Loving Day takes the end of anti-miscegenation

Thursday, January 19th, 2012

The excitement about ‘African fabric’

The Dutch fabrics manufacturing company Vlisco–the image is from the company’s new line “Delicate Shades“–says its “strategy is aimed at enabling well-to-do African women to experience the brand in all her facets … Developments take place at neck-breaking...

Friday, April 15th, 2011

‘An All Dutch Affair’

The Dutch could not win the World Cup (of football) so now they’re trying to ensure they win something. By changing the rules. The organizers of this year’s Utrecht Marathon has decided that while foreign, especially African,...

Tuesday, March 22nd, 2011

Movies That Matter

If you can’t make it to Stockholm next week, visiting The Hague might be a good alternative. The Movies That Matter Festival has also planned some promising premieres (and I’m relying more on the trailers than on...

Thursday, February 10th, 2011

‘The Way You Smell’

A Group of Namibians from the Zemba tribe were thrown off a KLM Royal Dutch Airlines’ aircraft in the Netherlands over the weekend “because of the way they smell”. The seven-member group, comprising four Zembas and three...