Teacher disciplined for 'Santa is whi...

Teacher disciplined for 'Santa is white' comment

There are 131 comments on the The Arizona Republic story from Dec 16, 2013, titled Teacher disciplined for 'Santa is white' comment. In it, The Arizona Republic reports that:

A New Mexico high school teacher has been disciplined after a parent says the man told his black son that Santa Claus is white.

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Since: Jan 07

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#1 Dec 16, 2013
Vesely said the teacher, who has not been publicly identified and could thus not be reached for comment, had been put on paid administrative leave. Per his parent's request, the student has been removed from the teacher's class.


Ain't no bLack Santa been to my House,...
YOLO

United States

#2 Dec 17, 2013
But St Nicholas who was Greek would be considered white wouldn't he?

“"Eatin' Ain't Cheatin!"”

Since: Sep 06

Thompson's Station, Tn

#3 Dec 17, 2013
Santa is only a pigment of your imagination.

“"*" Always Thinking "*"”

Since: Nov 12

Hoosierville

#4 Dec 17, 2013

FTW Yall

“"Trust no one"”

Since: Jul 13

Drive it, like you stole it

#5 Dec 17, 2013
Santa doesn't steal your bicycle, he brings you a bicycle.

“Will cause trouble when bored”

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#6 Dec 17, 2013
Well my Santa s a white guy i call daddy, and I'm sure that the black student from this story Santa is his black parents. Santa is a fictitious character so he can be whatever color that u imagine him to be. Y know its a,sad day when we have to argue Santa's skin color. Plus why would it offend u if black ppl imagine him black. Talk bout being lame. Santa is for lil kids, and lil kids don't care what color he is as long as christmas morning is happy.

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#7 Dec 17, 2013
Whitey ain't the One being Offendededed,...
Jerry Spinger type media

Biloxi, MS

#8 Dec 17, 2013
After moving here from another State I discovered that people here are so immature that they don`t even know what is going on around them. The high amount of stupid people here takes your breath away. One problem is the Jerry Springer style of reporting news. Everyone claims to be harmed in some way. The media goes after the Police and Teachers yet ignores major players that really have a more profound effect on everyone`s lives, like too many deaths on the highway, poor medical care and low wages. Give me a break! there are bigger fish to fry than a joke gone wrong. Give it a rest already !

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#9 Dec 17, 2013
Jerry Spinger type media wrote:
After moving here from another State I discovered that people here are so immature that they don`t even know what is going on around them. The high amount of stupid people here takes your breath away. One problem is the Jerry Springer style of reporting news. Everyone claims to be harmed in some way. The media goes after the Police and Teachers yet ignores major players that really have a more profound effect on everyone`s lives, like too many deaths on the highway, poor medical care and low wages. Give me a break! there are bigger fish to fry than a joke gone wrong. Give it a rest already !
You sound just like MPkid...OOOOLALA! He would always use the word 'type' in his sentences to describe an item! Like, he said, I'm wearing hiking type boots..... Then he'd say, I'm wearing old type jeans.....
See how observant I am??????

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Since: Dec 06

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#10 Dec 17, 2013
I've heard it ALL now,
'disciplining someone over a figure who does
not even exist.'

PC gone NUTS!

IMO.
Jerry Spinger type media

Biloxi, MS

#11 Dec 17, 2013
Spirit67_ wrote:
<quoted text>
You sound just like MPkid...OOOOLALA! He would always use the word 'type' in his sentences to describe an item! Like, he said, I'm wearing hiking type boots..... Then he'd say, I'm wearing old type jeans.....
See how observant I am??????
Not me, I tried to use the word style but I was short one letter space so I used the word type so it would fit. I don`t know MPkid .This is the first time I have posted on this.

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#12 Dec 17, 2013
So predicable a story at this time of year by the corporate media... lol

Since: Feb 09

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#13 Dec 17, 2013
hes whatever color neighborhood u live in..
YOLO

United States

#14 Dec 17, 2013
Yeah okay Santa is a factionalized character but he is based on the sainted Bishop Nicholas who was indeed white

“Happiness comes through giving”

Since: Feb 08

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#15 Dec 17, 2013
Lylah wrote:
Well my Santa s a white guy i call daddy, and I'm sure that the black student from this story Santa is his black parents. Santa is a fictitious character so he can be whatever color that u imagine him to be. Y know its a,sad day when we have to argue Santa's skin color. Plus why would it offend u if black ppl imagine him black. Talk bout being lame. Santa is for lil kids, and lil kids don't care what color he is as long as christmas morning is happy.
Lylah, despite the negative icons from the bigoted stooges on this thread, your comment is spot on.

What is even more absurd is the ignorant conceit that Jesus was white.
beatlesinthebog

Palmerston North, New Zealand

#16 Dec 17, 2013
Big Time wrote:
Vesely said the teacher, who has not been publicly identified and could thus not be reached for comment, had been put on paid administrative leave. Per his parent's request, the student has been removed from the teacher's class.
Ain't no bLack Santa been to my House,...
Sure?...not missing anything then?

“Happiness comes through giving”

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#17 Dec 17, 2013
YOLO wrote:
Yeah okay Santa is a factionalized character but he is based on the sainted Bishop Nicholas who was indeed white
Who gives a crap? The idea of Santa is a being who makes little kids happy, and rewards them for good behavior.
Using your logic, a white Jesus is a fictionalized character based on a man who was born in a place where there were no white people.
Krampus

Livonia, NY

#18 Dec 17, 2013
I'm going to boil you all in a tub and eat you for Christmas dinner.

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#19 Dec 17, 2013
Krampus wrote:
I'm going to boil you all in a tub and eat you for Christmas dinner.
It'll cost you an arm and a leg.
YOLO

Buford, GA

#20 Dec 17, 2013
Lawrence Wolf wrote:
<quoted text>Who gives a crap? The idea of Santa is a being who makes little kids happy, and rewards them for good behavior.
Using your logic, a white Jesus is a fictionalized character based on a man who was born in a place where there were no white people.
Jesus may be a totally factionalized character for all I know but those who believe he is a historical figure accept that he was a Hebrew therefore he too would be considered white too.

The historical figures in both cases are white and I don't see any need to try to alter that reality unless you are trying to go back to a segregated society.

Why does anyone think it is necessary to pretend they weren't white?

What's wrong with them being white?

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