You may have heard about the controversy here in the Netherlands regarding Black Pete. Our Dutch community is seeped in tension as Sinterklaas’ steamboat steadily approaches the Netherlands.
I have written an essay telling the audience of American-based Medium.com the story behind the current cultural conflict here in the Netherlands. The experience has taught me a lot about racism: namely, that my American way of approaching racism doesn’t apply in this context.
Read the essay here:
Sometimes, naming and shaming racism isn’t the best way to fight it.