racial slur

Theo Hiddema
Nov 30 '17 14:40

Forum voor Democratie parliamentarian Theo Hiddema raised eyebrows in the lower house of Dutch parliament on Thursday when he used the Dutch word 'neger', which roughly translates to 'negro', during a debate on the Ministry of Justice and Security, the Telegraaf reports.

According to Hiddema, the "proud, high-spirited negro" does not benefit at all from a law against insulting a group of people. He thinks a ban on inciting violence is all that's needed.

The D66 objected and insisted that Hiddema stops using the slur.

Guido van Woerkom (Source: Wikimedia/Michiel 1972)
Jun 3 '14 13:55

The resistance against the appointment of candidate Guido van Woerkom as Ombudsman in The Hague has heated up after a new racism claim. His appointment was set for today, but has stalled.

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