You've undoubtedly heard of Zwarte Piet, the companion of Sinterklaas. If not, quickly skim through this wikipedia article. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zwarte_Piet The United Nations want to discard this Zwarte Piet because they see it as a racist matter. A black servant of a white man. Put it bluntly like that, and yes, it is basically slavery. But Zwarte Piet is not treated in a bad way. Legend has it that Zwarte Piet willingly joined Sinterklaas, and that they together give presents and candy to children. I, myself, am from Holland, and was wondering what your guys' opinion is about this matter. I know alot of Americans and Canadians are on this forum, so that's why I asked it here. So.. Keep Zwarte Piet or discard the whole thing?