Who Says Santa Has to be White?

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At least two people believe jolly old Saint Nick should have a fairer complexion.

Not even a week following Megyn Kelly’s “white Santa/Jesus” faux pas, a New Mexico high school teacher allegedly told a Black student he couldn’t dress up as Santa. Why? Because Santa is White, of course! Ugh. Believe it or not, this is 2013.

According to school officials, the teacher has been placed on paid administrative leave.

“The remark was inappropriate and should not have been made. The teacher feels very badly about what occurred,” district spokeswoman Kim Vesely told the AP in an email. “He self-reported the incident to the principal and has apologized to the student and to the student’s parent. Appropriate disciplinary action has been taken.”

I have an idea…let’s put Kelly, this teacher and anyone else who shares the same mentality on the proverbial “naughty” list for all of eternity!

Same for the people who think the Miss France beauty pageant should only be open to White girls after a young woman of West African descent took the crown.  But I digress…

Fact of the matter is, Kelly and this unnamed teacher aren’t the only ones who share the sentiment…they’re just the most recent ones who’ve been “caught” in the act. SMH…

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