Saturday, February 7, 2015

German Police Investigate Black Pete

The Potsdamer Neueste Nachrichten newspaper has written that the prosecutor’s office in the town of Potsdam has received a complaint against Black Pete.  The plaintiff, a former member of the municipal council, Andres Menzel, says that Black Pete is discriminatory and racist.  The prosecution now has to investigate whether blackface Dutchman walking through Potsdam could be found guilty of incitement and of insulting others.  Menzel has written to the parliament of the state in which he demands that action will be taken against the mayor of Potsdam, so that next year there will be no repetition of inhumane activities such as appearing in blackface and “behaving like slaves”.

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