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Black Pete: why is the Dutch blackface tradition still going strong? – video

Black Pete: why is the Dutch blackface tradition still going



Zwarte Piet or Black Pete has been a festive tradition in the Netherlands for generations – which sees thousands of people, who are often white, dress up as the character wearing afro-style wigs, red lipstick and full blackface makeup. There have been attempts to make the holiday character less controversial but the tradition is still widely practiced. We went to the festivities this year to find out if time is nearly up for the tradition
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Source link : https://www.theguardian.com/world/video/2019/dec/04/black-pete-why-is-the-dutch-blackface-tradition-still-going-strong-video

Author : Kyri Evangelou, Andy Hayward and Katie Lamborn

Publish date : 2019-12-04 12:13:20

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