Washingtheblackamoorwhite

Black Pete is Blackface

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

Black face, White wash

Stereotypes

Washing the Blackamoor White

Pears soap advert based on the fable Washing the Blackamoor white, published in the Graphic for Christmas 1884 Source: wikipedia

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