Tag: netherlands

Reparations battle picks up steam

Reparations battle picks up steam

| August 15, 2015

By Bert Wilkinson Special to the NNPA from the New York Amsterdam News Usually at this time of the year, international legislators and high flyers at umbrella organizations such as the European Union, its Parliament and even the Caribbean Community Secretariat take an extended break from the daily grind of trade negotiations and global conferences […]

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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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