Sinterklaas

PSVFOREVER

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Stop it, Sinterklaas is waaaaaaaaay cooler than all of you especially Santa Claus.

The man has black slaves! How can you not love him.
 
PSVFOREVER;2449212 said:
Stop it, Sinterklaas is waaaaaaaaay cooler than all of you especially Santa Claus.

The man has black slaves! How can you not love him.

I've heard that if kids are bad or disobey their parents, his black slaves come and whip them with sticks.. I like that sh!t homie, I like that.
 


so not PC around here..
 

RobbieD_PL

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From what i read on wikipedia, the tradition states the Sinterklaas' little helpers were actually Moors, and the black colour in which they're painted today is meant to represent how they looked after jumping down soot-filled chimneys in order to deliver presents. That seems to have nothing to do with the natural black skin colour at all then.
 

Juventino

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That's an excuse they made up later. A chimney doesn't get them textured ''black'' hair, big red lips, crooked language and golden earrings. It's obviously the colonial stereotype of Africans. And it's pretty incredible that blackface can be acceptable.
 

RobbieD_PL

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Juventino;2775290 said:
That's an excuse they made up later. A chimney doesn't get them textured ''black'' hair, big red lips, crooked language and golden earrings. It's obviously the colonial stereotype of Africans. And it's pretty incredible that blackface can be acceptable.

Oh ok, thanks for the clarification. I thought that explanation seemed a bit suspect anyway.
 

Mandieta6

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What's so bad about blackface? I know it's frowned upon in the States or whatever, but why? Is whiteface not allowed either?
 

ShiftyPowers

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Mandieta6;2775673 said:
What's so bad about blackface? I know it's frowned upon in the States or whatever, but why? Is whiteface not allowed either?

Just read the wikipedia entry for "minstrel show"
 


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