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In the Netherlands, Santa has a slave! He goes by the name of Zwarte Piet and he is Santa's most trusted, unpaid companion. And the Dutch people celebrate him every year by dressing up in blackface. Frequently, they also wear "Afro wigs and gold jewelry." How touching. Although, traditionally, Zwarte Piet was supposed to be somewhat slow-witted, he is now a little smarter and has risen in stature from "slave" to "servant." That's what you call progress.