Sander Koop Black Pete. They were I can’t keep calm I have a black son shirt Mores. North African/Arab. So, dark-skinned. If anything, we should make St Nicholas black as well, since he was also from that part of the world. But nobody suggests that we change that? Jayne Eve Palmer Regardless of what your mum says, wake up and recognize you’re a citizen of the world. If black Pete was ever an innocent entertainment, and I doubt it was, you surely know that today, and for some time, it is highly offensive to people of color, and to those who stand with them. All the hatefulness that has bubbled up – genuine intolerance and racism as ugly as it gets – how innocent and fun is that? Listen to how shallow and narrow the Geert Wilders of the world are and reject the nationalist disease. Poke a ‘beloved tradition’ and see what skitters out of hiding.
I can’t keep calm I have a black son shirt, hoodie, sweater, ladies-tee, and tank top
Tanya Manyuira Here we go again…every year around this time we have to I can’t keep calm I have a black son shirt that has the same debate to educate the Dutch against racial ignorance. The Dutch are just as clueless as many white people who have not clued in on how offensive this depiction of a black person is. The colonial Dutch empire had fallen, there were no more slaves being owned, bought and traded like sheep, there isn’t anything enjoyable or funny about this Black Pete except that he is a reinforced negative stereotype against black people. Black Pete is nothing but a nonsense and farce tradition that is demeaning to black people
Truong T T Vang Is black Pete a racist thing? Was it a tradition that started with no racial intent? From my reading on it. It has no racial connotation… Do I think it can be taken racial? Sure… but those people are just too sensitive. Its a tradition.. it has no racial issues… if you find it racist.. then maybe you are the one who is racist…black Pete is portrayed as a loveable helper of ST. Nick…Jays Arrozal You know The Netherlands is one of the most accepting, liberal & nonracist countries in the world. Zwarte piece is part of Dutch tradition, kids love them & almost every Dutch person grew up with them. Sinterklaas isn’t complete without black Pete. It has nothing to do with skin color but their representation of the tradition of Sharing & giving.