Tuesday, October 22, 2013

United Nations will Investigate Racist Character of Major Dutch Festival

At the beginning of this year, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs received a letter from the U.N. which stated that the Dutch tradition concerning the major national folklore fest Sinterklaas, which takes place on December 5th, is racist. The assistant of this white bishop is a black person called Zwarte Piet (Black Peter), who, according to the U.N. is presented as stupid and as a servant. This feeds the stereotype that Africans are second-rate citizens. The U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights, South African Navanethem Pillay wants to know whether Black Peter is a racist stereotype. The investigation has to be finished by the end of November. (Ed. Comment: This is particularly urgent for the U.N., in view of the daily massacres in many Muslim countries.) www.elsevier.nl/Buitenland/nieuws/2013/10/Verenigde-Naties-onderzoeken-racistische-Zwarte-Piet-1393540W /

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