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Curacao: Images of Slavery Inappropriate

Categories: Caribbean, CuraƧao, Digital Activism, Ethnicity & Race, History, Politics

TRIUNFO DI SABLIKA [1] takes issue with certain images on the Golden Coach, which has become the symbol of the Dutch monarchy: “The sidebar ‘Tribute of the Colonies’ activates great resistance from us. On that side are half-naked black men and women who offer their riches to the royal king. In the colonial era and the aftermath of slavery this seemed like a very ordinary picture. Now it reminds us of a horrible period in Dutch history.”