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Multicultural Societies

  2. 2. Do teenagers of different subcultures get along with each other, what about intercultural dating and marriage? <ul><li>Subcultures get along fine in both countries.. </li></ul><ul><li>In the Netherlands, subcultures get along with each other, dating is possible and marriage also. But there are some subcultures that won't get along with other subcultures </li></ul>
  3. 3. Do different ethnicities/religions accept homosexuality and for instance same-sex marriage? <ul><li>Marriages between different religions are allowed by law, but they seldom happen because of the choices of the couples. It could be that families don't agree to that. </li></ul><ul><li>Netherlands were the first country that accepted same-sex marriage. </li></ul>
  4. 4. What is traditional culture in Macedonia/the Netherlands? <ul><li>People here eat a lot of bread, drink brandy, wine and drink traditional coffee. In summer when the weather is very hot, people usually bake peppers, make salads with cheese. The mountain cheese is very tasty and of high quality. Traditional clothes are hand made, and they are very expensive. Women made them in the past. </li></ul><ul><li>Most people think: wooden shoes, tulips, marijuana and prostitutes( the red light district). But most people are not like that. We don't wear wooden shoes and most of us don't use marihuana, most people have dinner at 6, we travel a lot by bike. There is no common religion, but we have a Christian foundation you can see that in our holidays. </li></ul>
  5. 5. What kind of schools are there for your level, are they separated according to religion and or ethnicity? <ul><li>Turkish, Albanian, Roma and Macedonian students share the same schools. Macedonians and the Turkish students study in the same shift because they are little in numbers and the Albanian students go in another. </li></ul><ul><li>There are special religious schools and public schools. We do got some &quot;black schools&quot; but officially these are public schools. A black is a school with more black people than white people. And mostly their are situated in poorest neighborhoods. We have a primary school you start when youre 5 and you finish when youre 12. After that there is &quot;vmbo ( lowest level, 4 years)&quot;, havo( 5 years)&quot; and &quot;vwo/ gymnasium ( highest level, 6 years)&quot; And after that you start working or study </li></ul>
  6. 6. What ethnic groups are mostly in the media in a negative way and why? <ul><li>Turkish, Albanian, Roma and Macedonian students share the same schools. Macedonians and the Turkish students study in the same shift because they are little in numbers and the Albanian students go in another. </li></ul><ul><li>People from Turkey and Morocco, because they have a different culture. They can't take the responsibility of the freedom they have here. And there are a lot of prejudices about them that works against them. For example: they can't get a good job. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Are the different ethnic groups represented equally in government on the several levels? <ul><li>The different ethnic groups are represented equally in government on the several levels. The dominant ethnic group is Macedonians 70%, Albanians 27% and 3% others </li></ul><ul><li>All people with a Dutch passport are seen as Dutch people though one of the biggest political group is Christian and for example there is no big Muslim group. </li></ul>
  8. 8. What stereotypes do people hold about eachother? <ul><li>Stereotypes among the Albanian, Turkish, Macedonian, and Roma. Albanian people drive expensive cars, but Roma people are singers, Macedonian are educated, Turkish women make original Turkish wear. There are students who don't like the other ethnic groups, this is usually for Macedonians and Albanians. Some Macedonians and Albanians have negative stereotypes about the others. </li></ul><ul><li>We have a lot of stereotypes, for example blond people are dumb just like Belgium people, people from Morocco are criminal, people that wear Lonsdale are skinheads, all Gothic's are depressed. This is not our opinion. </li></ul>
  9. 9. What issues do different groups of people face everyday? (example: lower class, unemployed...etc <ul><li>Unemployed people have to care of themselves. The government gives the poor little money. They probably look for jobs, but jobs are difficult to find. </li></ul><ul><li>None. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Conclusion <ul><li>For a short time I have learnt some more things about Macedonia and the Netherlands. I liked the team assignment a lot especially about traditional cultures and religions. </li></ul>