In country after country, the far right is raising its ugly head. From Donald Trump to Brexit supporter Nigel Farage to Marine Le Pen in France and now, in the Netherlands, where Geert Wilders, head of the Party For Freedom, has become a political force. One way to describe all of these groups (and their efforts) is to use the term ‘white nationalists’ — a too kind way of saying what they really are: white supremacists.
The climate in the Netherlands is much like the one here where nationalism, too, has taken a renewed and ugly turn.
Sylvana Simons, is a Black Dutch woman who is running for office. A television personality, she has long been a prominent voice, more recently choosing to take a stand against racism and sexism. She is now running for a seat in the Netherlands Parliament under a political party that she created called Artikel 1. Since her announcement in December, the vitriol that she has received has been astounding.
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