Encyclopediaof—isms

Ethnicity

7 juni 2017
Post in progress

Ethnicity relates to questions of national identity. As part of one of the visual dialogue I had with Professor Jacco van Sterkenburg, explained that in scientific research, we talk about ‘ethnicity’ when we talk of groups in the Netherlands that have a non-Dutch origin. ‘Moroccan’ as well as Dutch are ‘nationalities’. However, when we talk about a Dutch person of Moroccan descent, it is transferred to the ‘ethnic’ classification.

So, people who have a Dutch nationality, but are not of Dutch descent are classified through their ethnicity, which leads to the construction of ‘autochtoon’ and ‘allochtoon’.