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Who are the Black Pete supporters?

Article
Beau Swierstra
04/12/2020
14 minutes to read

Black Pete is part of the Dutch Sinterklaas tradition, but is seen as racist by many. Each year, Dutch nationalists are becoming more and more active aiming to keep Black Pete "as black as possible". Who are the people that defend Black Pete?

Black Pete and Sinterklaas

Why Black Pete should no longer be black

Column
Roeline Machiels
12/12/2017
5 minutes to read

The character of Black Pete is meant to be inoffensive, according to most Dutch citizens, yet others still find the black-faced character highy offensive. It is time to change the looks of Black Pete once and for all.