Tag: Netherlands

The Photogenic Face of Europe’s White Nationalism

The COVID-19 crisis has posed a fundamental challenge to Europe’s populist radical right, and the Netherlands is no exception. For much of the past decade, radical right-wing populism in the Netherlands has largely been associated with Geert Wilders and his Party for Freedom (PVV). Following in the footsteps of the late Pim Fortuyn, Wilders established… Continue reading “The Photogenic Face of Europe’s White Nationalism”

What’s in a Name? Rebranding Racist Legacies

The renaming of products has become an increasingly central issue in identity politics today and is often used by far-right groups to mobilize support. A sudden controversy has exploded in the Netherlands. In March, the Dutch department store HEMA began selling a traditional Dutch pastry under the name chocoladebal (chocolate ball) instead of moorkop (referring to the head of a dark-skinned… Continue reading “What’s in a Name? Rebranding Racist Legacies”