As a young Dutch person, many of us feel ashamed that this has stayed a tradition for so long and cannot comprehend how. Following protests, the city I live in has banned any Zwarte Piet, but this is not enough, not until the entire country moves past this shameful racist tradition and recognises it to be exactly that.

I am so sorry that you had to experience this, or that any person of colour does, and as a Dutch person I truly apologise for this awful behaviour and we will continue to work on eliminating it completely and teaching children correctly.

Just another millennial content writer who thinks they have something to say. Mail: info@byfleurine.com | Twitter: @ByFleurine| Blog: Symptomsofliving.com

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