racism

Black Pete and Sinterklaas

Why Black Pete should no longer be black

Column
Roeline Machiels
12/12/2017
5 minutes to read

The character of Black Pete is meant to be inoffensive, according to most Dutch citizens, yet others still find the black-faced character highy offensive. It is time to change the looks of Black Pete once and for all.

The power of humour in combatting racism

Article
Rowie van Hagen
13/03/2018
5 minutes to read

Racism is nothing new in sports, let alone in international associated football. Can humour and wit be appropriate measures in combatting racism, or will they serve as a force that normalizes racism in society?

Fertility day in Italy: Hurry Up!

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25 years of right wing extremism in Belgium

Article
Jan Blommaert
25/09/2017
9 minutes to read

The Brexit, followed by election of Donald Trump in the US , have raised worldwide concerns about the rise of right wing extremism. The phenomenon is, however, 25 years old in Belgium. Lessons can be drawn from that longitudinal experience.

Fertility Day Campaign II

Article
Addes Tesfamariam
14/12/2016
10 minutes to read

Preserving fertility revolves around good lifestyles and avoiding people with a diverse background. This is the message the Health Minister sends in Fertility Day campaign II. Read my diverse Italian perspective.

FertilityDay

Italy's fertility day campaign

Article
Addes Tesfamariam
01/11/2018
10 minutes to read

Fertility Day, the campaign to combat Italy's low birthrate, outraged the entire country. What made this campaign so controversial?

Fertility Day: a LGBT perspective

Article
Maria Cantiello
19/12/2016
4 minutes to read

The infamous campaign on the Fertility Day campaign, promoted by the Italian Minister of Health, was followed by strong reactions from different sides of Italian society. This article provides an analyses from the LGBT perspective.

How did Trump get this far?

Article
Ico Maly
17/10/2016
12 minutes to read

In this third and last article on Trump's message, Ico Maly analyzes a Facebook-Live video featuring Trump speaking to the crowds at a Rally in Jackson, Mississippi.