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Racist Dutch tradition of Black Pete comes under fire

Racist Dutch tradition of Black Pete comes under fire

| November 26, 2013

(GIN)–When Santa Claus comes to town in Amsterdam, it’s not a cluster of elves leaping around the robust figure in red waving at cheering children and adults. The dancing figures are “Black Petes” white Netherlanders in blackface wearing Afro wigs. Servants of St. Nick, they are variously Black Pete playing music or singing; Black Pete […]

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