Primary schools delegate pedagogic policy to broadcasting company

Racism for children. And to think that the preferred ‘strategy’ of Dutch schools is “to follow the line of the broadcasting company NTR”, which produces the widely popular daily TV programme Sinterklaasjournaal, where Dutch children accompany the wonderful adventures of Sinterklaas with his crowd of blackfaces. That’s right, Dutch primary schools decide in mass to delegate their pedagogic policy to a broadcasting company. The NTR decided that to populate their programme with blackfaces is a cosy tradition that must be kept alive. And schools obediently follow.

Patricia Schor on Sinterklaasjournaal is kijkcijferhit (NOS)