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These Examples Of Blackface Around The World Prove We Have A Long Way To Go

The Huffington Post | Jessica Dickerson | Posted 07.23.2014 | Black Voices

Incidents of blackface at the 2014 World Cup predictably stirred up a storm of outrage. But now that the anger has settled, and FIFA has launched an ...

Facebook Group Aims To Save Troubling Holiday Tradition

AP | Posted 12.23.2013 | Black Voices

AMSTERDAM — AMSTERDAM (AP) — A Dutch Facebook page seeking to preserve the country's fall "Sinterklaas" festival exactly as it is — includin...

The Most Controversial Holiday Tradition Ever?

Posted 10.24.2013 | Arts

In recent years, controversy has been rising over the Dutch tradition of Zwarte Piet ("Black Pete"), a prominent figure in holiday celebrations in the...

Dutch 'Black Pete' Holiday Tradition Criticism Grows

AP | TOBY STERLING | Posted 02.03.2013 | World

AMSTERDAM -- Foreigners visiting the Netherlands in winter are often surprised to see that the Dutch version of St. Nicholas' helpers have their faces...