black peter*A little known black history fact for us Americans is the story of “Black Peter.”

We tend to stick with the Night Before Christmas story and Santa’s magic reindeer (including Rudolph) and the whole North Pole toy factory and elves thing.  However, the Netherlands has another story about an elf that may have made a funny Christmas gag in our community.

But it would’ve surely gone awry and become a point of contention once the white community started dressing up like Black Peter during the Macy’s parade. (more…)