Amsterdam does word ' allochtoon ' under the spell

The city of Amsterdam has the terms immigrant and autochthonous banned.

The college of Mayor and aldermen has Tuesday decided residents who come from abroad from now to American example described as, for example, a Moroccan or Turkish Amsterdammer Amsterdammer.

The reason for the decision is an initiative of the Dutch Labour Party that the words immigrant and autochthonous within the municipality wanted to delete. According to the municipality is the opposition between immigrant and autochthonous sharp put on in recent years.

"That contrast does not fit with the Mission of the city of Amsterdam, out there for all the people of Amsterdam wants to be", in a statement.

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