Teaching little girl “racist” kid’s song prompts police declaration

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A woman is pressing charges against a man teaching a little girl a racist song about Moroccans in a video on Facebook, the white native Dutch woman D.V. confirmed to Afro Magazine.

In the video the as yet unidentified man sings a Dutch song to a toddler girl sitting on his lap, and she sings along while a third person films and applauds. The lyrics roughly translate to: "In the moonlight, in the moonlight. A Moroccan climbed to your window frame. And you guessed it, and you guessed it. What the Moroccan stole from your house. Your PS3, your television and the keys to your new SUV." The video was shared hundreds of times on Facebook, with varying responses - from hilarity to outrage.

"This should make us all sad and we should all press charges against it", D.V. said to the magazine. She finds the video the epitome of racism, calling it Netherlands at its worst. "It is already bad that someone teaches a child such a song while somebody else films it, but it is very bad that people like it and laugh about it on social media."

According to D.V., the adults are deliberately manipulating the girl's perception. "I believe that this is a primary right of the child that is being curtailed. Such a child can not decide for herself what is good or bad, and in this it is about here will and autonomy. Her subconscious is being played with and that is the motivation of my charges. I'm pressing charges of discrimination, as well as child abuse."

The woman met with the police and pressed her chargers. "The police officer who recorded the report was pretty serious about it. We also viewed the video together and thought about the possibilities and impossibilities." she said. The police saw more grounds for charges of racism. It is difficult to do something about child abuse within criminal law in this case. "More a matter of youth care. They will report it to the health authorities as a result of this. The Children's Ombudsman seems a sensible route because there is simply not enough legislation to protect a child against this."

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