WorldViews: 4 reasons to reject the racist Dutch tradition of Zwarte Piet

By Ishaan Tharoor, December 5, 2014

Saturday marks the feast day of St. Nicholas. The day prior is one of the most festive occasions in the Netherlands: the apex of the nation's tradition of Sinterklaas, when the progenitor of the American Santa Claus, lofted atop a white steed, distributes cookies and gifts to children with the aid of a gaggle of helper minions.

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