November 28, 2007
Blackface is Holiday Tradition in Amsterdam
Mark Twain is credited with saying, "When the end of the world comes, I want to be in Cincinnati because it's always twenty years behind the times." I live in Cincinnati ... and there are many times when I agree with Mark Twain's assessment. Today, I learn from an AfroSpear blog, Black Women In Europe, that Amsterdam may be even further behind the times.
Can you believe that they have an annual tradition of white folks wearing blackface in Amsterdam?