Sophie

1. Do teenagers of different subcultures get along with each other, what about intercultural dating and marriage?
Everyone can get along with each other, in Holland it's very normal to date or marry someone from another subculture. In some cultures it's not that normal, for example Muslims. They can only date or marry someone from their own culture, that depends how strict their religion is.

2. Do different ethnicities/religions accept homosexuality and for instance same-sex marriage?
It's aloud to have a same-sex marriage, in general it's accepted to be a homosexual. But not all the ethnicities/religions agree with being homosexual.

3. What is traditional culture in the Netherlands?
When you think of the Netherlands, you think of the wooden shoes, the windmills, the tullips and ofcourse, the weed. It's not all like this. In some parts of the Netherlands they do wear the wooden shoes and there are windmills and tullips, but that's just a small part. A typical Dutch holiday is 'Sinterklaas'. He is a very old man, with a long white beard. He gives presents to the children, which he carries in a brown sack. He rides a white horse. His 'slaves' (this is not aloud to say anymore) are several 'black men'. This man is an actor, he doesn't really excist. He isn't really that old or rich. It's just a game the adults play to keep the children happy. We also celebrate Christmas, but it's not that big, because there is 'Sinterklaas'. In April there is Queensday. We celebrate the birthday of the mother of the queen and everyone wears orange clothes, because this is the colour of the Netherlands. People can sell whatever they want, on the 'queensmarket'.

4. What kind of schools are there for your level, are they separated according to religion and or ethnicity?
The general schools are aloud for everyone, no matter what you religion or ethnicity you have. There are schools which pay special attention to religion. And we have got 'black schools', schools with a lot of students with another ethnicity. But all of these schools are aloud for everyone. We have different levels, and our school teaches the highest levels. We have different schools for different levels, but most of the schools have all the levels. For the highest level, you have to be 6 years in highschool and then you can go to university. For the lowest level, you have to be 4 years in highschool.

5. What ethnic groups are mostly in the media in a negative way and why?
Most people who are in the media in a negative way are Turkish people, Marrocan people, African people etc. For example, in the newspaper they always name these groups, in a negative way. When a Dutch person is the perpetrator, they won't say anything about his ethnicity. When for example an African person is the perpetrator, they will say 'the black man did it'.

6. Are the different ethnic groups represented equally in government on the several levels?
In the government is no difference between the different ethnic groups, every one is equal.

7. What stereotypes do people hold about each other?
For example:
- Surinameses are lazy
- Moroccans are criminal
- Belgians are dumb
- Germans drink a lot of beer
- Frenchmen only eat croissants and wear alpino heads
- Gays are very feminine

Of course, we all know this isn’t true. They’re just stereotypes.

8. What issues do different groups of people face everyday? (example: lower class, unemployed...etc)

Sometimes they discriminate when people with a different skin colour want to get a job. Most employers prefer ‘white’ people. This is the same for people who are low educated.
none
Optional: a note about this edit for the page history log

Optional: tags for this page, separated by commas

[[Roos#|Cancel]]
Note that the content you create on http://macned2009.wikispaces.com is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution Share-Alike 3.0 License. Please only submit content that you write yourself or that is in the public domain. Learn more about our open content policy.