Tis The Season To Be In Blackface

Dear reader,

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:

Tis The Season To Be In Blackface

Sometimes, naming and shaming racism isn’t the best way to fight it.

View story at Medium.com

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