Haunted by History: Colonial-themed party sparks accusations of racism in Belgium

RT

Published on Aug 9, 2019

There is outrage in Belgium after a fancy-dress-party at the Royal Museum for Central Africa: partygoers showed up wearing leopard-skin prints and colonial-era costumes, some were in ‘blackface’, or carrying spears and skulls. The museum’s party drew a swift backlash online. The museum has apologised for the party, saying it misjudged the situation, and should have imposed clear requirements on the people attending.

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