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December 06 2012

waka
14:44
via Black Pete - Scandinavia and the World

In the Netherlands Saint Nicholas is a separate person from Santa, and like Santa has his elves, Saint Nicholas has his Zwarte Piet (Black Pete).

Despite what some Dutch people might claim, it's pretty obvious Black Pete is inspired by a caricature of black people, but it should be noted that Black Pete is not supposed to be an African. It's more like a sort of elf that has it's looks inspired by the caricature.

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