Friday, December 20, 2013

Ishmael Reed on Black Peter, Krampus and the Real Roots of St. Nick and Santa Claus

Black Peter, Krampus and the Real Roots of St. Nick and Santa Claus - Speakeasy - WSJ: "Black Peter is controversial because the Dutch smear themselves with black face when performing that role. Still, Black Peter is one of the handful of positive traditional images of blacks in Europe. In the popular media in the United States, blacks are sometime portrayed as takers. Black Peter is a giver."