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Every year the discussion flares up about the role of Zwarte Piet (Black Pete). This year the debate is even more emotional after the head of the UN's human rights committee Verene Shepherd declared that the celebration should stop. In the past years, The Meertens Institute published a number of scientific articles on the origin of Zwarte Piet. The most important ones are summed up here.

UN’s human rights committee