I'm just gonna buy new curtains.
Thanks to the power of baklava, #theTurkishExchange went surprisingly well. He's 'one of the good ones.' 😂
Also this is why I'm fat.
We're tasting baklavas today at Şerifoğlu, Amsterdam's most famous Turkish bakery, to bribe my parents with 😋 #theTurkishExchange
So I learned to make my own #tortillas today and basically my life is complete now. 🌮
This culminated in a very vocal anti-immigrant and racist period late 90's/early 2000's, that my parents also parroted. Nowadays it feels calmer, politics and media seem more diverse, and claims like 'the multicultural society failed' are considered ignorant. From what I gather from my family, Dutch people from Turkish and Moroccan descent 'belong here now.' There are still issues with systemic racism (look up Zwarte Piet), but it feels like there's more acceptance to address these as well. 2/2
For non-Europeans who require context: Moroccans and Turks were seen as the Mexicans of Europe. In the 60's and 70's the Dutch government pulled a large amount of immigrants from Morocco and Turkey for the jobs no one felt like doing. They barely invested in these people and the neighborhoods they lived in. A few decades later there's a bit of tension between later generations of these immigrants and Dutch society. 1/2
They've come so far and I'm so proud.
It helps that they love my best friend who happens to be Moroccan. She's the real roadpaving MVP here.
Yall wanna hear something surprisingly #wholesome?
My parents in 2010: “DON'T YOU DARE come home with a Moroccan or a Turk!”
My parents in 2020: “We're so excited to meet your Turkish boyfriend, we've been practising our English all week!”
I love these Open Source Stories by Red Hat 😊 #opensource #redhat
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