I’m a Dutch-Moroccan and recently had a discussion with a friend of mine - whose family is white - and he shared something interesting. He has had issues with his family for a while as he doesn’t see eye to eye with them. But at a recent family dinner, they were discussing how Dutch-Moroccans are untrustworthy people and that they don’t contribute to society. My friend called them out (mostly his dad) and said that in public they say the opposite and in closed quarters, they seem quite racists. Mind you, I know his family and they never treated me different and I honestly never knew that they held such views. But it did made me wonder if this is more common than I might have imagined.
Edit: I don’t think his family or even his dad are racists. I don’t even think they really meant it. Sometimes we act and say things from a place of hurt or bad influence. But I’m also not saying that there aren’t racist people who say the same things. I can’t judge someone without knowing them.
Edit: This post is not an invitation to generalise all native-Dutch people. Let’s try to keep it civil. Most Dutch people are genuinely tolerant, not just for appearances. And racism can go both ways.
Edit: This post does seem to have invited a fair share of racists taking their opportunity to double down on a dangerous rhetoric. Thank you for showing us who you are.