Here in Holland

Here in Holland - Black Pete

November 15, 2017 Season 2 Episode 5
Here in Holland
Here in Holland - Black Pete
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Here in Holland
Here in Holland - Black Pete
Nov 15, 2017 Season 2 Episode 5
Andy Clark
Is the Zwarte Piet - Black Pete - character in the Netherlands a racist stereotype?
Show Notes
The debate around Zwarte Piet – Black Pete – has been raging in the Netherlands for several years. Is the character a black-face racist stereotype or just a harmless Dutch tradition? Positions are entrenched – with supporters and opponents clashing sometimes hysterically. Many in Dutch society are simply stunned as to what’s happened around what is a treasured family holiday and celebration. At one stage the UN even got involved. But what does the international community in the Netherlands make of all this? Here in Holland dives into the debate. Here in Holland email: hereinholland@gmail.com Subscribe in iTunes or Android app of choice.

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