Thanks to a collective firm response to the Dutch Embassies plans to host a “Black Pete” party we manage to stop the racist affront from occurring in Sweden. From what we have gathered, the whole event will be held in the embassy so there will be no parade at Slussen and Black Pete will not be painted black.
This is a local victory against racism but the racist phenomenon of Black Pete is still going strong in Belgium, Holland and through their embassies even on the African mother continent as seen in the scandalous picture below featuring the Dutch ambassador to Nairobi.
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In solidarity with the global African personality we should not rest until this racist practice is banned worldwide. Below are some action you can take to combat Black Pete and show support with sisters and brothers throughout the world who still has to suffer the abuse of having a blackface minstrel character paraded in their streets.
Here is what you should do:
1. Read Declaration of Solidarity of Zwarte Piet Niet and Zwarte Piet is Racisme (the Netherlands). Please sign with name (and organization) to join forces and combat racism before 4th of December. For letter, see attachments "Declaration of Solidarity"
2. View Jerry's action package in Declaration of Solidarity. Also join our collective social media action on 5th December 2014, use hastag #StopZwartePiet. For full action package, see attachments "Declaration of Solidarity", underneath letter.
3. Write your own letter to the Dutch embassy's in your country to disapprove/stop"Zwarte Piet" and blackfacing. Be inspired by the Declaration of Solidarity and open letter to Dutch embassy in Sweden. Please use personal touch and examples of your community.
Read declaration and link:
4. Boycott Bijenkorf Amsterdam; big warehouse full of Zwarte Piet-imagery. Copy letter, sign with your name/alias/organization & send to large companies: