Tag: Christmas

Archived: N.M. Teacher to Black Student: 'Santa Is White'

By Albert Lin The racial identity of Santa Claus remains a contentious topic after a New Mexico high school teacher told a Black ninth-grader that he should not be wearing a Santa hat and beard because “Santa is white.” School officials announced on Friday that the male teacher, whose identity…

Archived: Is Santa Black

By Chris Hoenig A “straight news anchor” at a cable news network known for its “War on Christmas” segments is in a war (of words) with another journalist over one of Christmas’s biggest (literally) symbols. It began with a Tuesday morning column from Slate culture blogger Aisha Harris discussing her…