In America you have Santa Claus, in the UK he's Father Christmas, and in the Netherlands he's called Sinterklaas. Unlike the other Santas, though, the Dutch Sinterklaas arrives with his slave/servant called Zwarte Piet. The slave-servant comes dressed like a renaissance minstrel: black face, painted red lips, afro wig.[...] The character must speak poor Dutch with a stupid accent, and must act childlike and mischievous when performing.
Kweeped from www.guardian.co.uk
Merry racism Netherland!