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Guardian: Black Pete is just a bit of fun for the Netherlands, right? Wrong

Tuesday 19 August 2014

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'I grew up with negative Dutch stereotypes of black people. Amsterdam is right to phase out ‘blacked-up’ Christmas characters,' writes Samira bin Sharifu in The Guardian.

As all the children gathered, I remember the feeling of anticipation in the school hall. It was November and I had recently started primary school.

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