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Zwarte Piet

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 ...

Dutch 'Zwarte Piet': Innocent Holiday Tradition or Inadvertent Racism?

Dorian de Wind | Posted 09.06.2014 | Impact
Dorian de Wind

When I was a little kid ("little" being ages 10 through 17), I lived in the Netherlands Antilles and in the Netherlands. That was back in the '50s. I remember Zwarte Piet, or "Black Pete," well.

Dutch 'Black Pete' Debate: Innocent Tradition Or Latent Racism?

Reuters | Posted 01.23.2014 | World

By Thomas Escritt THE HAGUE, Nov 12 (Reuters) - The Dutch see themselves as tolerant pragmatists, especially adaptable if social harmo...

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...

PHOTOS: The Saint Who Brings Presents

Posted 12.06.2011 | World

He arrives on a steamship from Spain, travels to the Netherlands on the back of a white horse called 'BadWeatherToday' (SlechtWeerVandaag), and is acc...