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Tuesday, January 21st, 2014

The Year the Blackface Tradition in the Netherlands Hit the Big Time

In 2013, the world was introduced to the Dutch December tradition of Zwarte Piet (“Black Pete”)—the blackfaced sidekick to Sinterklaas. Though a letter complaining of the racism inherent in the practice was sent to the Office of the United Nation High Commissioner for Human Rights way back in January of last year, and there have

Friday, September 20th, 2013

Rastafari and His Imperial Majesty

Last week marked the 39th anniversary of the end of Emperor Haile Selassie rule over Ethiopia by a military coup that became the Derg regime (they in turn would rule until 1987). To mark this event, the Jamaica...