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We oordelen, zonder ons in de ander te verdiepen (Trouw)

Trouw titel: De Anton de Kom-lezing van Kathleen Ferrier: We oordelen, zonder ons in de ander te verdiepen Trouw ondertitel: Toen ze na vijf jaar in Hongkong terugkwam in Nederland, viel haar op hoe de samenleving is verhard en gepolariseerd, en hoe diep breuklijnen op het gebied van inkomen, religie en etniciteit zijn geworden. Dat vertelde Kathleen Ferrier dinsdag...

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Cultural diversity

Nowadays, people believe that cultural diversity is good and a monoculture is bad. Nevertheless, movies often show successful monocultures (eg, Margin Call, Trading Places, Wall Street, Wolf of Wall Street). In the 1983 comedy Trading Places, there is even a bet between two very rich white men that applying diversity will/will not make a...

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Filosoof Othman El Hammouchi: ‘Heel veel racisme is aangepraat’ (Trouw)

TROUW INTERVIEW: Othman El Hammouchi is de jonge luis in de Vlaamse pels. Hij komt in zijn boek ‘Lastige waarheden’ op voor de Vlaamse moslim. ‘Kuifje hoort thuis in de inburgeringscursus’. "Immer gekleed in pak en wit hemd is hij de man die de deur openhoudt voor een dame, en zijn mails steevast ondertekent met ‘diepste hoogachting’. Twee jaar geleden won Othmann...

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Parallel societies

On 8 June 2018, the Austrian PM introduced an intriguing new concept, "parallel societies", to close several mosques and extradite its related imams and their families (Guardian). The Wiki page for a parallel society refers to the German federal website for political education (BBP) for its definition: "In the public debate, "parallel societies" combine...

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The pros and cons of diversity

The pros and cons of diversity

My recent blog on diversity was rooted in an article by Sylvain Ephimenco, a gifted writer of Dutch newspaper Trouw. The article is about a rather fundamental change in opinion on diversity by the Dutch Scientific Council for Government Policy (WRR). The 2007 WRR diversity report focussed on identity, identification with the home country, and...

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Why do we believe in diversity and also dislike it?

Diversity literally means “turned into two” and is – in that context - the opposite of university, universe or universal (Quora). Multi-versity would be a better word for describing contemporary societies. In general, diversity (or multiversity) is fine with us as long as it doesn’t bother us. This is also known as the Not In My BackYard (NIMBY)...

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