Football Match paused due to a black player being called Zwarte Piet I don't know much about football, apart from never bet on the English football team to win a major tournament. As I write this post, it's the happiest time of the year in the Netherlands, Sinterklaas time. The good holy man is back in the Netherlands and in some parts of the country, such as in Den Bosch, his … [Read more...] about Football Match Stopped Due to a Black Player Being Called Zwarte Piet
Sinterklaas Dutch Vocabulary Guide It's the happiest time of the year as on Sunday, November 17th Sinterklaas will officially arrive in the Netherlands. Depending on where in the Netherlands you live, Sinterklaas will somewhat confusingly arrive on a boat from Spain with one of the following: A group of happy, smiling, singing and dancing simple-minded black or brown folk … [Read more...] about The Sinterklaas Dutch Vocabulary Guide
Rant of the day! The imaginary black friends of Zwarte Piet supporters Once upon a time, there was a man named Piet, Zwarte Piet. He was loved by all kids throughout the Netherlands. Well, that's not exactly 100% true because, in fact, the Dutch children's ombudsman did some research which showed that the majority of minority children don't enjoy the Sinterklaas period as much … [Read more...] about The Imaginary Black Friends Of Zwarte Piet Supporters
Geert Wilders Admits That Zwarte Piet Is Racist In an interview that will shock many, Geert Wilders the founder, head and deputy head of the anti-Islamic party the PVV has admitted in an interview that Zwarte Piet is racist. His admission has left many of his followers in shock. Speaking in an interview with a local krant, Geert Wilders explained his change of mind as … [Read more...] about Geert Wilders Call For A Ban of Zwarte Piet
Why Zwarte Piet must remain black! As I write this, it's November again. In the Netherlands, the annual pretending not to be black season is about to begin. I am of course referring to the annual Sinterklaas celebration and the most popular ethnic minority in the Netherlands, the Zwarte Piets. At this time of year arguing about Zwarte Piet is almost becoming as much of a … [Read more...] about Black is black and so is Zwarte Piet!