Zwarte Piet

December 5th is the annual yearly tradition were all the racist in the Netherlands dress up in blackface as Santa’s little slave with a basket.

Frankly, I’m disappointed in the Dutch that they would justify such blatant racism disguise as ”tradition.” But then again, what do you expect from former colonist. But let them continue their racism even though the black Dutch population and and white Dutch activists have said that Zwarte Piet is racist and offensive.

Yes disappointing indeed- In the past I was interested in moving to Rotterdam or Amsterdam and finally leaving Germany forever. But this is unbelievable racism to the next level. I won’t expose my daughters to such demoralizing images of black people looking like clowns for white people pleasure. You know, I use to think that modern day Europeans were less racist than (clever liberal advertising) white Americans. The truth, white Europeans are less honest about their racist thoughts while white Americans don’t try to hide it. I’ve met several people from the Netherlands that said I would fit in there.

Maybe so, but I know if I was there I would be protesting and starting trouble a long side my brothers. Zwarte Piet was ok in the 1850s when black people were seen as less than human. But this isn’t the 1850s anymore you former Dutch colonists bastards should know the world has changed. Maybe your racist culture should change as well. I would seriously suggest you bury that offensive blackface in the past.

 

3 thoughts on “Zwarte Piet

  1. I’d argue black people are still treated less than human, but that’s besides the point. I heard about this Zwarte Piet character recently from a news story where a black Dutch woman is calling out a white couple who called her young daughter that. They also explained the history of Zwarte Piet and I was so offended in addition to the blackface crap they continue doing to this day. Shame on the Netherlands for continuing this racist excuse of a tradition.

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    1. It breaks my heart that they have this tradition. I was seriously thinking about making the transition from Germany to the Netherlands. But now I have to reconsider my choice on where to live. I know many people who have moved to the Netherlands and never left. So for me I thought this was the place to be. And to think a large portion of the population still support this is troubling.

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      1. I’m glad you feel the same way. I heard things about the Netherlands being peaceful and more open minded, but the fact there are people who support this holiday and character leaves a really bad taste in my mouth.

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