Teacher to student: You can't be Santa -- you're black!

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posted on Dec, 17 2013 @ 03:54 AM
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Santa is a mixture of myths; Finnish, and Turkish.

Now Finns may be white, but Turks vary a lot.

Coca Cola came along with an advertising campaign and then Santa became fat, white, and American.

I think Santa can be whatever you want.




posted on Dec, 17 2013 @ 04:34 AM
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I hope this teacher lost their job. This isn't a simple thoughtless comment, it's highly offensive, completely stupid and there is no place in modern society or education for teachers like this.
There are plenty of good teachers and graduates looking for jobs, and clowns like this are blocking their path.


People


This isn't about whether Santa is/was black or white.
It's about the ignorant, completely inappropriate and offensive comment made by a TEACHER, an EDUCATOR!!
edit on 17-12-2013 by stargatetravels because: (no reason given)



posted on Dec, 17 2013 @ 06:40 AM
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Slightly over the top reaction from the parents there. If someone wouldn't let my child play Santa due to being white, which would be even more ridiculous, and he was embarrassed I would like to think my reaction would be less severe than to demand the instant dismissal of the teacher. Then again I'm not hysterical about racism.

The teacher regrets it, embarrassment isn't the end of the world, there's no point putting someone's livelihood and family at risk.



posted on Dec, 17 2013 @ 08:12 AM
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tsingtao

he started the whole thing, it's based on him,
isn't it?



No, he's an amalgamation of figures. Before the saint in question he was actually Odin.



posted on Dec, 17 2013 @ 08:16 AM
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neo96
What is with all the Santa and Jesus threads lately ?

After all politics has tried to kill them both.

Our lord and savior, and giver of free stuff is suppose to be Government neways.


Quote repeated for truth!



posted on Dec, 17 2013 @ 08:45 AM
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tinner07
Let a white kid play MLK in a play in a black school then we can talk. until then santa is white.

If the guy really said that it is stupid. National newsworthy? you be the judge.

Pretty sure this all started by some black congresswomen? saying why cant we have a black santa



This started in Portland with peanut butter and jelly sandwiches.
Hmmm...has a lighter skinned kid every played MLK in a school play?
Has a dark skinned child ever played Abe Lincoln?
I WANT TO SEE THIS!
I won't be happy until I see a blond, male, Pocahantas.
Maybe then will the message of the play be truly heard.
A black Romeo and a white Juliet? What a controversy that would cause in the south!

Doesn't matter what color Santa is. He doesn't exist outside of our hearts and minds. Let's make him blue.



posted on Dec, 17 2013 @ 08:48 AM
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This isn't about whether Santa is/was black or white. It's about the ignorant, completely inappropriate and offensive comment made by a TEACHER, an EDUCATOR!!
edit on 17-12-2013 by stargatetravels because: (no reason given)



Ding...ding...we have a winner.
I would like to present the Perspective Award to your post.



posted on Dec, 17 2013 @ 08:50 AM
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Probably crushed about the remark...not playing Santa.
Besides...some young adults are really into Christmas...nothing wrong with that.



posted on Dec, 17 2013 @ 02:46 PM
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So why address me at all?

-Good Bye-
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posted on Dec, 17 2013 @ 05:34 PM
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If this was public school and the teacher had him remove the hat BECAUSE he was a black santa and not a white one, the teach should get a warning.

If it's just a no hats policy all together and the teach happened to slide in a remark about black santa looking funny, that's different. he may be racist or ignorant or both but unless it's discrimination then the kid's gonna have to get over it.


I don't know how it went down but that's my opinion on a matter like this. But if the policy is different based on skin color, the teach should lose his job.
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posted on Dec, 17 2013 @ 05:58 PM
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Black Santa and a white Mrs. Claus. Rednecks would stroke out.



posted on Dec, 17 2013 @ 06:10 PM
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I agree.

It ends up being sad to see how many really fill this site.



posted on Dec, 17 2013 @ 11:18 PM
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tinner07
Let a white kid play MLK in a play in a black school then we can talk. until then santa is white.

If the guy really said that it is stupid. National newsworthy? you be the judge.

Pretty sure this all started by some black congresswomen? saying why cant we have a black santa



You bring up a great point, why can't we have a white MLK?



posted on Dec, 17 2013 @ 11:43 PM
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You do have a point on MLK.



posted on Dec, 18 2013 @ 04:40 AM
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meh, make your own BS santa's.

big money for white santa's here in HK.

the hulk is green, anyone want change his/it's color?

why not? pink is cool, like hello kitty.

they changed fury already.

hancock is a black superman i can get behind. he's different than superman. no taking over anything.

obama is as much white as he is black. right?

i think he is just another bad dumbass white prez.

see how that works?



posted on Dec, 18 2013 @ 06:36 AM
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The questions should be:


Who invented Santa?


Why did they say He was White?


Why was he depicted as being 'White' in all the Mags/Books?



Santa is an Illusion, he is invisible, so therefore he is of no colour at all.





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