Things I think are hilarious:
marsjacobi: The fact that the Dutch and Belgians will swear to their grave that Zwarte Piet is not racist. yeah sure !
Sinterklaas Day in Amsterdam →
dressedtochill: From Lynsey Smith’s blog: ‘Our professors told us about how people parked their boats nearby to greet Sinterklaas, and how they closed down Prins Hendrikkade, a main street in the city center, so that people could gather to watch. They told us about the big parade across the city, and the hundreds of parents who brought their kids to see Sinterklaas. What they...
marloesdevries: I drew Sinterklaas (what is Sinterklaas?) and 2 zwarte pieten. It’s a national holiday here and it’s a lot like Santa Claus. I really like this holiday but since my family doesn’t, we don’t celebrate it. This is 100% analog :) Just pencil and watercolors. This was a test to see what works better: with pencil outline or without. I drew Sinterklaas with outline and zwarte piet...
EasyJammin: My worst Memory →
easyjammin: Recently I’ve read a blog post about the treatment of allochtonen/immigrants in the Netherlands. Reading the blog I could not help agreeing with her and made me think about my own worst memory I’ve had. When I was in school it was Sinterklaas day (basically santa claus but is celebrated on 5th of… A really paralyzing moment for a lot of people with African, Caribbean, Oceanic...
Not sounding racst
prophecyspirit72: Trying to explain sinterklaas and zwarte piet to an american without sounding like a racist. You can explain the celebration without sounding racist. Explaining the reasoning behind keeping the blackface figure as a prominent aspect of the celebration however is another story.