Jolly Black Slaves
I am laughing at the excuses.
The Dutch celebrate â€œSaint Nicholas Dayâ€ in much the same way that Americans celebrate Christmasâ€”only our elves are replaced by their â€œBlack Petes.â€ Every December, white Dutch citizens paint their faces black, cover their heads in curly wigs, and carry on a tradition that has long passed its admissibility in The Netherlandsâ€™ multi-ethnic society. Inspired by David Sedarisâ€™ â€œSix to Eight Black Men,â€ this film provides a first-hand look at one of the most shocking and offensive traditions still in practice today.
If we excuse offensive behavior because it is rich in tradition. Then there will be no end to offensive behavior. To our Dutch and other readers, what do you think?