Controversy over Dutch 'Black Pete'

December 5, 2013

WBEZ

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Zwarte Piet (Black Pete) is a Dutch holiday character, an assistant to Sinterklaas (St. Nick).

On December 5th, the Dutch celebrate St. Nicholas Day. But one holiday tradition has come under increasing fire this year. We'll find out why some Dutch organizations are hoping to make big changes in how the day is celebrated.