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Here in Holland
Here in Holland - Black Pete
November 15, 2017 Andy Clark
The debate around Zwarte Piet – Black Pete – has been raging in the Netherlands for several years. Is the character a black-face racist stereotype or just a harmless Dutch tradition? Positions are entrenched – with supporters and opponents clashing sometimes hysterically. Many in Dutch society are simply stunned as to what’s happened around what is a treasured family holiday and celebration. At one stage the UN even got involved. But what does the international community in the Netherlands make of all this? Here in Holland dives into the debate. Here in Holland email: hereinholland@gmail.com Subscribe in iTunes or Android app of choice.
The debate around Zwarte Piet – Black Pete – has been raging in the Netherlands for several years. Is the character a black-face racist stereotype or just a harmless Dutch tradition? Positions are entrenched – with supporters and opponents clashing sometimes hysterically. Many in Dutch society are simply stunned as to what’s happened around what is a treasured family holiday and celebration. At one stage the UN even got involved. But what does the international community in the Netherlands make of all this? Here in Holland dives into the debate. Here in Holland email: hereinholland@gmail.com Subscribe in iTunes or Android app of choice.
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