Dutch court rules in favor of 'Black Pete'

November 12, 2014 12:37 PM

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A ruling by a court in Amsterdam that "Zwarte Piet" or "Black Pete" is a racist caricature that can be banned from public celebrations has been overturned. The figure has been increasingly controversial in past years.

The Netherlands' highest administrative court, the Council of State, ruled in favor of the controversial Christmas figure "Black Pete" or "Zwarte Piet" as he is known in Dutch on Wednesday. The helper of Sinterklaas (the name of Santa Claus in the Netherlands) was brought before thae court after a l...

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