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Bel Parnell-Berry and Karlijn Volke
Bel and Karlijn are independent researchers living in the Netherlands and United Kingdom respectively, who together have done extensive research on the Sinterklaas celebration. They are also both part of a London-based research collective which aims to bridge academia and activism.
Every year in the run up to Christmas, people in the Netherlands celebrate the festival of Sinterklaas by dressing up as a racist stereotype. So it's traditional, so what?