discrimination

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Oct 21 '16 16:56

A police officer in Emmen caused quite a commotion on social media with a tweet about "Moroccan chancers" who tried to catch a train after missing a bus. The Emmen police reprimanded the neighborhood officer and instructed him to take the tweet down.

The officer wrote on Twitter: "Last train in Emmen with some Moroccan chancers who wanted to go to Ter Apel, but missed the bus. Fine walk then!"

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Oct 14 '16 10:26

The trial against PVV leader Geert Wilders will continue, the court in the Hague ruled on Friday. Wilders is facing four variants of two hate speech charges because of statements he made about "fewer Moroccans" in the Hague in 2014.

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Oct 7 '16 08:09

Political party DENK wants a police team set up specifically to act against racism and discrimination. A thousand officers should be in this team, politician Farid Azarkan said on Pauw.

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Oct 4 '16 08:55

Activists involved in the debate surrounding blackface Zwarte Piet released a statement calling for calm on Monday after a meeting with the Ministry of Social Affairs. They feel a calm and respectful discussion is what is needed on the subject

Oct 3 '16 12:10

Children's Ombudsman Margrite Kalverboer received "dozens of threats" following a report she released on Zwarte Piet on Friday. She reported the threats to the police and is pressing charges

Oct 3 '16 09:53

Support for blackface makeup on Sinterklaas character Zwarte Piet is steadily declining, though the vast majority is still in favor of it. In Maurice d e Hond's latest political poll 21 percent of Dutch indicated that it is time for Zwarte Piet to change, compared to less than 10 percent three years ago.

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Sep 30 '16 07:31

Zwarte Piet in his current for is in violation of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, says Children's Ombudsman Margrite Kalverboer. According to her, the figure of Zware Piet can contribute to bullying, exclusion or discrimination. He must therefore be adapted in such a way tht no children experience negativity in the Sinterklaas festival

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Sep 23 '16 12:20

There are a total of 61 victims in the hate speech trial against PVV leader Geert Wilders - 56 individuals and 5 organizations, was revealed in the third pre-trial hearing in this case. These victims are demanding compensation and that Wilders retracts his "fewer Moroccans" statements on the PVV's website

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Sep 23 '16 11:45

While the Public Prosecutor promises to carefully examine and assess "all charges of discrimination" in its own guidelines, the reality is that about three-quarters of such charges don't even make it to the Public Prosecutor, RTL Nieuws reports based on its own investigation.

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Sep 23 '16 10:26

While the Netherlands is an all-inclusive society, it still sometimes happens that someone is rejected from a job because of their name, race or religion. And this does not only happen with adult jobs, but also with internships. Minister Jet Bussemaker of Education is therefore implementing more measures to more quickly identify and put an end to discrimination when it comes to vocational internships

Sep 23 '16 07:34

The third pre-trial hearing in the "less Moroccans" hate speech trial against PVV leader Geert Wilders happens in court today. His lawyer Geert-Jan Knoops will try to convince the court to drop the case immediately

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Aug 11 '16 08:15

Moroccan boy pressed charges of discrimination against a security guard of the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam. According to him, the guard refused him entrance because of his race

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Jul 27 '16 14:20

ROC in Nijmegen discriminated against a blind woman by refusing her application to study there, the Board for the Protection of Human Rights ruled in a case brought by 28-year-old Juliana Fragoso from Nijmegen

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Jun 23 '16 09:50

Sylvana Simons, the newest member of political party DENK, filed charges of racism with the police in The Hague. A video the party posted on their website shows Simons and party leader Tunahan Kuzu walking into the police station with a thick stack of papers.

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Jun 20 '16 10:36

Dutch actor Paul de Leeuw was called a "filthy homo" just before he entered a Rotterdam vigil for the victims of the mass shooting in Orlando, he said on Twitter on Saturday.

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Jun 6 '16 09:29

Over 1.2 million Dutch workers are being bullied, harassed or discriminated against in the work place, the Ministry of Social Affairs and Employment announced on Monday. This unwanted behavior comes from both colleagues and managers or bosses. The ministry is launching a campaign to draw attention to this problem.

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Jun 1 '16 08:38

Typhoon will work with the police in their training to avoid racial profiling, the rapper said on Instagram. He is responding to a request Minister Ard van der Steur of Security and Justice made in parliament on Tuesday.

May 31 '16 15:30

Sylvana Simons is pressing charges against "the deluge of racist, sexist and discriminatory comments" directed at her after she joined political party DENK, she said in a statement the party released on Tuesday. By pressing charges, she wants to make clear that something "demonstrably wrong may never go unpunished" and that "fighting injustice begins with reporting it".

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May 31 '16 08:10

Two Zwolle police officers will be reprimanded for pulling rapper Typhoon over on Monday based on his skin color and the fact that he was driving an expensive car. Typhoon writes about the incident on his Instagram, saying that he was pulled over not because of a traffic violation, but because his "profile" did not correspond to his new car.

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May 30 '16 09:34

More than 100 Dutch celebrities, including directors, actors and athletes, wrote an open letter to broadcaster NTR on Friday asking that the appearance of controversial Sinterklaas character Zwarte Piet be updated to fit a multicultural society, NRC reports based on the letter in its possession.

May 27 '16 10:56

The Public Prosecutor plans to meet with new politician Sylvana Simons about the online racial abuse directed at her person. Amsterdam police chief Pieter-Jaap Aalbersberg also called on her to press charges.

May 25 '16 09:40

More than half of all the Islamic institutions and businesses in the Rotterdam-Rijnmond region faced discrimination last year and in the first three months of this. In the same period more than 700 Muslims in the region also reported being threatened or unfair treatment because of their religion, according to a study by umbrella organization SPIOR

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May 24 '16 12:10

A 20-year-old woman from Zwolle is looking for the people who assaulted her and a friend after an evening out in her home town. The assault started with a man calling her friend a "nigger" and ended with the Zwolle woman being hit in the face with a glass, leaving her with a deep cut under the eye and permanent scarring, she writes on Facebook.

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May 13 '16 07:27

In Washington on Thursday, Minister Bert Koenders of Foreign Affairs criticized legislation in some American states that discriminate against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people. He referred to a law in North Carolina that bans transgenders from using the bathroom of their gender and a law in Mississippi that states that companies may refuse their services and products to LGBT's.

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