Sunday, February 9, 2014

Wall Street Journal: Dutch Amusement Park Racist

A journalist from the Wall Street Journal said that the major Dutch amusement park Efteling has racist attractions in which people with dark skin are presented negatively. She mentioned in particular a merry-go-round called Monsieur Cannibale which has an enormous black figure with a chef’s cap and a large spoon through his nose. The journalist said that it reminded her of the initial Dutch colonization of what were the Dutch Indies. These remarks follow last year’s widespread criticism on the figure of Black Pete in the national children’s holiday, Sinterklaas.

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