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Blackface is never okay

Blackface is never okay | Zwarte Piet | Scoop.it
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Editor's note: Mark Sawyer is associate professor of African American Studies and Political Science at UCLA and the director of the Center for the Study of Race, Ethnicity and Politics. His published work includes abook, "Racial Politics in Post-Revolutionary Cuba," which received the DuBois Award for the best book by the National Conference of Black Political Scientists and the Ralph Bunche Award from the American Political Science Association.

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The Dutch are slowly recognizing that their blackface tradition of Zwarte Piet is racist and weird

The Dutch are slowly recognizing that their blackface tradition of Zwarte Piet is racist and weird | Zwarte Piet | Scoop.it
The Dutch children's ombudsman says this black minstrel figure is discriminatory.
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Like the Golliwog, Zwarte Piet is a racist relic, so why is it part of the modern Dutch Christmas?

Like the Golliwog, Zwarte Piet is a racist relic, so why is it part of the modern Dutch Christmas? | Zwarte Piet | Scoop.it
Winter is coming. In London, Christmas decorations adorn its shopping streets. Christmas is not yet foremost in Dutch people’s minds though, as it is preceded by the Sinterklaas celebration on December 5th.
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'Blackface': Dutch holiday tradition or racism?

'Blackface': Dutch holiday tradition or racism? | Zwarte Piet | Scoop.it
The Dutch character of Black Peter, a goofy, singing, candy-giving Renaissance-clad figure in blackface, is the focus of the short film "Blackface."
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Ombudswoman: Dutch Black Pete infringes on children’s rights

Ombudswoman: Dutch Black Pete infringes on children’s rights | Zwarte Piet | Scoop.it
Controversial black-face character could be perceived as racist and should be changed, Margriet Kalverboer said.
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Black Pete: Time to give Santa's 'racist' little helper the sack? | Al Jazeera America

Black Pete: Time to give Santa's 'racist' little helper the sack? | Al Jazeera America | Zwarte Piet | Scoop.it
In Belgium and Holland, a children's caricature falls out of grace with a growing population of immigrants
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'Black Pete' is wereldnieuws

'Black Pete' is wereldnieuws | Zwarte Piet | Scoop.it
Of het nu Pierre Noir, Schwarzer Peter of Black Pete is. Zwarte piet is overal in de wereldnieuws. De reden: een uitspraak van de Amsterdamse rechter.
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Urteil in Amsterdam: Schwarzer Nikolaushelfer ist rassistisch - SPIEGEL ONLINE

Urteil in Amsterdam: Schwarzer Nikolaushelfer ist rassistisch - SPIEGEL ONLINE | Zwarte Piet | Scoop.it
Im Streit um den "Zwarten Piet", den traditionellen Begleiter des Nikolauses in den Niederlanden, hat ein Gericht entschieden: Die Figur diskriminiert schwarze Bürger. Beim Schwarzen Peter handle es sich um eine rassistische Karikatur.
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Court rules Netherlands' Black Pete offensive

Court rules Netherlands' Black Pete offensive | Zwarte Piet | Scoop.it
Amsterdam court rules traditional Dutch figure offensive for stereotyping black people.
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Dutch Court: Black Pete Is a Negative Stereotype

Dutch Court: Black Pete Is a Negative Stereotype | Zwarte Piet | Scoop.it
An Amsterdam court ruled Thursday that the traditional figure known as Black Pete — the sidekick to the Dutch equivalent of Santa Claus — is a negative stereotype of black people and the city must rethink its involvement in holiday celebrations involving him. Debate over Zwarte Piet has...
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Is ‘Black Pete’ Racist? | TIME.com

Is ‘Black Pete’ Racist? | TIME.com | Zwarte Piet | Scoop.it
They’ve been on my living-room shelf for a year now — wrapped chocolate candy figurines from the Netherlands of Zwarte Piet, or Black Pete. A friend who lived there for a while gave them to me in irony.
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Where St. Nicholas Has His Black Pete(s), Charges of Racism Follow

Where St. Nicholas Has His Black Pete(s), Charges of Racism Follow | Zwarte Piet | Scoop.it
Portrayed by people in blackface makeup, Peter sports outlandish Renaissance costumes, with thick red lips and frizzy hairdo wigs or fake dreadlocks.
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The Dutch Finally Realize Their Blackface Tradition of Zwarte Piet Is Rooted in Racism - Atlanta Black Star

The Dutch Finally Realize Their Blackface Tradition of Zwarte Piet Is Rooted in Racism - Atlanta Black Star | Zwarte Piet | Scoop.it
Every year at Christmastime, countless numbers of Dutch locals don frilly black wigs, ruby red lips and charcoal-black skin in celebration of Zwarte Piet —
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U.N. to the Dutch: This blackface thing is a problem

U.N. to the Dutch: This blackface thing is a problem | Zwarte Piet | Scoop.it
A U.N. body condemns the Dutch tradition of Zwarte Piet.
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4 reasons to reject the racist Dutch tradition of Zwarte Piet

4 reasons to reject the racist Dutch tradition of Zwarte Piet | Zwarte Piet | Scoop.it
The arguments for why the Dutch tradition of Zwarte Piet is not racist are all wrong. Here's why.
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Change offensive 'Black Pete' figure, says Dutch children's advocate

Change offensive 'Black Pete' figure, says Dutch children's advocate | Zwarte Piet | Scoop.it
"Black Pete", a clownish figure in black face paint that is part of Dutch traditional winter holiday celebrations, leads to discrimination and bullying of black children and must be changed, a national children's rights defender said on Friday.
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Dutch must end Black Pete racial stereotypes, UN race bias body says

Dutch must end Black Pete racial stereotypes, UN race bias body says | Zwarte Piet | Scoop.it
Figure celebrated in Christmas by the Dutch by wearing blackface is deemed a 'vestige of slavery,' says committee
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Black Pete is 'negative stereotype'

Black Pete is 'negative stereotype' | Zwarte Piet | Scoop.it

Black Pete, the traditional sidekick to the Dutch St Nicholas is a "negative stereotype of black people", a court in Amsterdam has ruled.

It said the capital must review the character's involvement in the annual festivities in November-December.

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Black Pete is just a bit of fun for the Netherlands, right? Wrong

Black Pete is just a bit of fun for the Netherlands, right? Wrong | Zwarte Piet | Scoop.it
Samira bin Sharifu: I grew up with negative Dutch stereotypes of black people. Amsterdam is right to phase out ‘blacked-up’ Christmas characters
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Hoogleraar over Zwarte Piet: We hebben oogkleppen op

Hoogleraar over Zwarte Piet: We hebben oogkleppen op | Zwarte Piet | Scoop.it
'Omdat het sinterklaasfeest de Nederlander bijna in de genen zit, hebben we oogkleppen op gehad voor wat betreft de uitmonstering van Zwarte Piet. ...
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Amsterdam ‘Black Pete’ Parade Threatened by Dutch Ruling

Amsterdam ‘Black Pete’ Parade Threatened by Dutch Ruling | Zwarte Piet | Scoop.it
The Netherlands may need to rethink
its annual St. Nicholas festivities after an Amsterdam court
ruled that a traditional figure known as Black Pete presents a
negative stereotype of black people.
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Black Pete is negative stereotype, Amsterdam court rules

Black Pete is negative stereotype, Amsterdam court rules | Zwarte Piet | Scoop.it
A Dutch court has ruled that Amsterdam must re-think a tradition in which white adults dress as Father Christmas' helpers in black-face makeup and Afro wigs.
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Is this Dutch holiday character racist? - CNN Video

Is this Dutch holiday character racist? - CNN Video | Zwarte Piet | Scoop.it
African-American filmmaker Roger Ross Williams goes on a journey to understand why the notoriously liberal Dutch feel compelled to dress in blackface during the annual holiday tradition of Sinterklaas.
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Calling time on Black Pete fun

Calling time on Black Pete fun | Zwarte Piet | Scoop.it
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It is one of the most popular Dutch traditions but according to the UN, part of it is racist and should be abolished. The iconic figure of Black Pete has been arriving in towns and cities throughout the Netherlands. It is a curtain-raiser for the festive season and features a white person made up, wearing black face-paint and a curly Afro wig. Calls to ban it have caused outrage. Why is it so important in a country famous for promoting equality?

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