- Posted October 24, 2013 by
This iReport is part of an assignment:
Everyday racism: Your stories
Landslide majority in lieu of Zwarte Piet
A large discussion started on social media but as well on local TV and radio. The facebook page in favor of Zwarte Piet, within 2 days reached 1.800.000 likes while the page against Zwarte Piet just reach over 9000. Clearly a majority of the Dutch like Zwarte Piet, both blacks and white people. It is strongly against the authors nature to address people as black and white we are all red under the our skin.
Sinterklaas feest is celebrated not only in the Netherlands but also in the Caribbean on Aruba, Curacao, Bonaire and in Suriname. The Caribbean island do not know what all the fuss is about, it is just a happy time with presents for children.