Sinterklaas

In this Nov. 18, 2012 file photo persons dressed as "Zwarte Piet" or "Black Pete" attend a parade after St. Nicholas, or Sinterklaas, arrived by boat in Amsterdam, Netherlands. (AP Photo/ Margriet Faber, File)

Dutch reject criticism of “Black Pete” tradition

AMSTERDAM (AP) — A Facebook page seeking to preserve the clowns in blackface makeup known as “Black Petes” that are part of the Netherlands’ “Sinterklaas” children’s festival has become the fastest-growing Dutch language page ever, […]

10/23/2013

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