In the seventies having a beard meant you were a ‘hippy’; now it’s the sign of a ‘hipster’. Over time, many hairstyles have been stereotyped. Now, the natural hair movement attempts to liberate black people from suppressive postcolonial norms.
From Occupy to Black Lives Matter, the Californian cities of Oakland and San Francisco are on the frontlines of some of today's most important political struggles. In these cities systemic inequality and racism is palpable in every aspect of urban life.
Is the government right to refrain from stating an opinion about Zwarte Piet? Having no opinion is no option anymore. The government owes the Netherlands an official statement.