‘Is this white enough for you?’ Two Amsterdam primary schools facing closure plead for white students…

Two Amsterdam primary schools with predominantly ethnic minority pupils on Friday launch a campaign for more white children to attend, using provocative t-shirts. The schools, one in the

Rivierenbuurt and one in the trendy Pijp district, have decided to draw attention to their plight by ‘going white’ for the day. Pupils will wear t-shirts with the slogan ‘is this white enough for you?’ and parents and teachers will also wear white clothing, the Parool reports.

The schools are both facing closure because of falling pupil numbers and say their pupil population does not represent the make-up of their localities. If more white children sign up, the schools will be able to stay open and have a better mix of pupils.


I suspect there’s a reason for this unofficial segregation.

 

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