Thursday, May 23, 2019

Tag: Black Pete

Violence Erupts In the Netherlands Over Controversial...

Annual parades marking the start of the Christmas holiday in The Netherlands were mired by violent clashes as far-right activists chucked eggs, beer bottles...

Dutch TV Finally Ditches Blackface for Christmas...

A Dutch TV broadcaster is saying goodbye to blackface for the controversial Christmas character known as "Black Pete." This week, Dutch public broadcaster NTR announced...

The Dutch Finally Realize Their Blackface Tradition...

Every year at Christmastime, countless numbers of Dutch locals don frilly black wigs, ruby red lips and charcoal-black skin in celebration of Zwarte Piet...

From Iran to Peru: 10 Countries You...

South Africa – Coon Carnival or Kaapse Klopse Described as "a spirited cultural music and dance celebration," the event was known as Coon Carnival for...

Belgian Dutch Official Dresses in Blackface as...

A Flemish minister decided to dress in blackface as Black Pete this holiday season, and refuses to understand how anyone can interpret his choice...

Black Mother Finds a Shackled Slave in...

A European-manufactured pirate ship toy set includes a shackled slave character, and instructions on how to place the slave cuff around the Black character’s...

Dutch Self-Image Shaken by ‘Black Pete’ Debate

The Dutch see themselves as tolerant pragmatists, especially adaptable when social harmony or commercial interests demand it of them. But that self-image has taken a...