BlackPeteisBlackface

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How does a nation, that denies its history of racism and claims to be colourblind, deal with the racial stereotype of Zwarte Piet? In this section you can find several images that show, deny, neglect, protest, present, discuss and challenge this racist character.

Black Pete is Blackface

“Black is beautiful” a.k.a. Turning the stereotype around

Black Pete is Blackface

“Black is Beautiful” a.k.a. The cultural appropriation of black protest by angry white men.

Black Pete is Blackface

“Wie zoet is krijgt lekkers…” a.k.a. How candy and exotic delicacies are use to display racial stereotypes

Black Pete is Blackface

Silly Pete…

Quote by Bram Bakker, famous Dutch psychiatrist. Found in: AD, December 30, 2014, p13

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Black Pete is Blackface

Zwart van Roet (black of soot): the blacker, the dirtier a.k.a. Washing the Blackamoor White

Black Pete is Blackface

“black skin, eyes rimmed in white, red lips and frizzy hair”

Close up of the image of Black Pete found on a poster in Antwerp (BE), October 2019

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Black Pete is Blackface

Prelude: “It’s that time of the year again…”