Black Pete through the Eyes of Dutch Children

  title={Black Pete through the Eyes of Dutch Children},
  author={Judi Mesman and Sofie Janssen and Lenny van Rosmalen},
  booktitle={PloS one},
The traditional figure of Black Pete seen during the December festivities around Sinterklaas (the Dutch Santa Claus) in the Netherlands has sparked fierce debates about his racial stereotypical characteristics and his potentially negative effects on children's opinions about black people. The Black Pete phenomenon has even been discussed by the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, resulting in a report urging the Netherlands to eliminate this form of racial… CONTINUE READING