Folks, I’m just learning about Santa and his sidekick, Pete. Omg! You familiar? What manner of foolishness is this?? Or am I missing something? 4 real. Talk to me folks! Apparently this is a huge Dutch Christmas tradition.
http://www.thisisafrica.me/opinion/detail/19715/Black-Pete-the-slave%3A-Race-Power-and-Identity-in-the-Netherlands#comment-728248421 Article entitled “Black Pete the Slave: Race, Power & Identity”
http://karenattiah.com/2012/11/19/zwarte-piet-blackface-in-the-caribbean/ Story on Zwarte Piet: Blackface in the Caribbean
http://www.historyextra.com/feature/christmas-controversy Article about Sinterklaas & Zwarte Piet
https://medium.com/race-class/c4b813d704a7 A woman writes about her experiences in Holland
http://www.amazon.com/Santa-and-Pete/dp/B002ZUDJOW A film about Santa & Pete
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HkkyiE_hg-k Video on the subject
Looks like I need to have a few conversations with some folks. That is, people who are AWAKE. Know any folks from the Netherlands, Netherlands Antilles etc? I don’t.