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Zwarte Pieten Stijl

20 november 2012
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Sinterklaas is weer in het land, dat is niet te missen. Maar hebben jullie dit ontzettend leuke filmpje al gezien? Ik heb echt in een deuk gelegen om de Zwarte Pieten Stijl en moest hem dan ook even met jullie delen, vanmiddag komt er nog een “echte” blogpost online. Hophophop Zwarte Pieten Stijl!

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  • PSY Gangnam Style Costume 12/12/12 op 12:18

    Hi Shanti,
    I know what you mean, In my country, there is besides the holiday Christmas with Santa Claus also the well known Saint Sinterklaas. The holiday Sinterklaas is on 6 december. He has a white horse that gallops across the rooftops and during the night he brings presents to children (basically the same as Santa Claus on december 25th). He arrives always by boat. Nothing wrong here.

    But the saint has servants called Black Petes (zwarte pieten): they carry a big sack with candy, but kids that are naughty will be taken away in those sacks (that’s the story). The black petes are told to be black because of the fact they have to crawl down the chimney to leave presents for the children (at least that’s the explanation). They are always played by white people who colour their faces.

    Is this offensive to black people? And can this tradition be considered racist? (because of the stereotypes: black servants, boogey men, the white Sinterklaas as the boss etc…)
    Catch you again soon!

  • Nieke 20/11/12 op 12:26

    Ik vind het stiekem wel grappig, ookal klinkt het ergens nergens naar haha.