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    Posted December 6, 2013 by
    Amsterdam, Netherlands
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    Racism in holland

    I would like to shine a light on how the legacy of Nelson Madela is being trashed and the government is doing nothing about it. It's even worse a politician has placed a very offensive remark about Mandela on twitter but because he apologized they are ignoring it. On the 5 th of December we have this racial event in holland which they call 'Sinterklaas' this is a festivity for children this Sinterklaas has helpers and they are called 'Zwarte Piet' which means Black Piet. The Dutch community doesn't see this as racial they see this as tradition. Since the death of Madiba there are twitters were people call Mandela 'Zwarte Piet'! This is a racial and the government is closing there eyes to this. The politician John de Laet put a twitter yesterday 'Is nobody watching the Worldcup lottery anymore , since the boss of the Zwarte Pieten died!!!! This comes from a politician! And he apologized that it was a joke. They are saying that the Dutch government will go to South Africa for the funeral but I find them Hippocrates , they are just going there for opportunities and nothing else. I find this all very
    Sad as the Netherlands played such a big part in the a
    Apartheid. And even still now they are keeping their racial believes alive.
    Please have a look at these Internet pages they are in Dutch but with google translate you will be able to read all the disgusting things that are being said.
    Best regards
    Ashamed Dutch woman
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