6. As soon as De Mul touches on this subject, it becomes clear how few analytical tools we have for analysing race, especially in the Dutch context. It is a pity that De Mul refrains from addressing more fully the contested issue of racial difference, and the undertheorised but highly significant topic of visibility in relation to racial otherness (as in the Indo case). The reluctance (or incapability) within Dutch academia to think through the semantics of race is striking. Dutch scholars generally prefer to stay on the presumed safe side of racism by opting for the more elusive and euphemist terms ‘ethnicity’ and/or ‘discrimination’. Unlike scholarly work in Britain and the United States, Dutch research generally avoids using race as a category of analysis, thus contributing to the further mystification of racist structures and to the disqualification of critical race studies. See Philomena Essed and Isabel Hoving (eds), Dutch Racism (Amsterdam: Rodopi, forthcoming, 2012).