I think that
education, in order to contribute to democracy, should celebrate diversity.
However, in my own experience of being educated in the Netherlands, that is not
currently the case.
Flickr/Hans Griep. Some rights reserved.Even though I
grew up in a multi-cultural city, I was educated in a predominantly white
school. Through early selection at the age of 12, I was put in a class for
students to prepare them for academic education. From age 14, we even had our
own building. After that I went straight to university and now, at the end of
my studies, I realize I almost exclusively cross paths with people who are also
are more and more segregated.
At the same
time, I see that our societies are more and more segregated. And we seem to
lack understanding of the different experiences people have growing up,
studying, working and living in these societies. With the Democracy in Europe Movement,
I am trying to bring together all sorts of people to discuss matters of common
concern and take action. I would like to celebrate diversity with you.
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