Black Pete: Blackface character stirs debate during Dutch holiday

Posted on AllSides December 2nd, 2019
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Amsterdam, the Netherlands - In Amsterdam's traditional and now trendy Jordaan neighbourhood, a house is bedecked with the festive holiday trappings of Sinterklaas, the annual Dutch holiday.

More than a dozen blackface dolls are affixed to the facade. Across the street, a large white sheet hangs outside another house with a painted message in blue: Zwarte Piet is Racisme.

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