UN expert now suggests Sinterklaas celebration in the Netherlands is return to slavery

October 22, 2013

According to the Dutch news programme Een Vandaag of 22 October, the Head of the UN working group dealing with the Zwarte Piet [Black Pete] issue in the Dutch Sinterklaas celebration, Verene Shepherd, has declared that: “The working group cannot understand why the Dutch do not see that this is a return to slavery and that in the 21st century this celebration has to stop” [translation HT]. If correct, this will create further controversy as it implies that the whole Sinterklaas event should be scrapped – sounds like a bit of overreach in terms of mandate….

via EenVandaag :: het nieuws- en actualiteiten programma van de TROS en AVRO op Nederland 1.

One Response to “UN expert now suggests Sinterklaas celebration in the Netherlands is return to slavery”


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