Criticism of Dutch fictional holiday figure "Black Pete" grows amid immigration debate

  • by: TOBY STERLING , Associated Press
  • Updated: December 4, 2012 - 10:41 AM

AMSTERDAM - Foreigners visiting the Netherlands in winter are often surprised to see that the Dutch version of St. Nicholas' helpers have their faces painted black, wear Afro wigs and have thick red lips — in short, a racist caricature of a black person.

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