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Protest against Dutch blackface holiday tradition

Protest against Dutch blackface holiday tradition

Nov 16, – The Dutch equivalent of Santa Claus arrived in the Netherlands on Saturday to the delight of thousands of children. But some adults protested vigorously against one element of the beloved tradition they find racist: his servant in blackface makeup, Black Pete. In the annual Dutch Sinterklaas festival, St. Nicholas arrives by steamboat […]

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Topless Tunisian feminist Ameenah, faces 6 months in prison

Topless Tunisian feminist Ameenah, faces 6 months in prison

May 25, AP – Tunis: Tyler, who had to go into hiding after receiving death threats from conservative preachers for posting the photos, tried to stage a new protest at the religious centre of Kairouan, where ultraconservative Muslims had planned to hold their annual conference. Ameenah Tyler, the 19-year-old Tunisian woman who scandalised many in […]

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