Tuesday, 28 January 2014 - 04:31
Racism cases double after Zwarte Piet debate
Anti Blacks "online" racism doubled last year, according to the annual report of the Hotline Internet Discrimination, a division of the Magenta Foundation, which was recently published. The Hotline thinks the Black Piet debate caused a spike in racist comments online. With 193 registered complaints about racist comments, of which 103 punishable acts, online anti-black racist comments doubled compared to 2012. Anti-Semitic and Islamophobic complaints still take first and second place, same as in 2012 and the year before. Anti-black racism however doubled, and went from 5th place last year, after discrimination based on different nationality on third, and discrimination against Moroccans on fourth, to third place in 2013, due to the Black Piet discussions.