A lot of Europeans grew up with negative connotations of black men embedded in their childhood traditions, usually tied in with christmas and portraying the bad and threatening side of life in stark contrast to the kind, white Santa Claus, with his white long beard. A child at christmas is just ripe for indoctrination, no wonder many end up with the negative perceptions of black people they cling on to as adults. Santa Claus is kind and giving. In many Eastern European and Scandinavian countries he sits alongside a character called Black Pete...to this day.
Black Peter isn’t quite so kindly. He has a notebook in which he documents all the naughty goings-on from the past year, and if the children have been naughty, not only do they miss out on presents, they get chased by Black Peter with a large stick! Then, there is Krampus who is is a beast-like creature from the folklore of Alpine countries thought to punish children during the Yule season who had misbehaved, in contrast with Saint Nicholas, who rewards well-behaved ones with gifts.
Black or brown in colour, Krampus is said to capture particularly naughty children in his sack and carry them away to his lair. Traditionally young men dress up as the Krampus in Austria, southern Bavaria, South Tyrol, northern Friuli, Hungary, Slovenia, the Czech Republic, the Slovak Republic and Croatia during the first week of December, particularly on the evening of 5 December (the eve of Saint Nicholas day on many church calendars), and roam the streets frightening children with rusty chains and bells.
Now tell me, having grown up with those images would you want to have sex with someone who has the same skin colour as these folks?