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NM teacher who said Santa is white on paid leave

Posted: Dec 17, 2013 12:07 PM CST Updated: Dec 17, 2013 2:58 PM CST

RIO RANCHO, N.M. (AP) - A suburban Albuquerque teacher who told a black student that Santa Claus is white has been placed on paid administrative leave.

Rio Rancho school district spokeswoman Kim Vesely confirmed on Tuesday that the teacher is out of the classroom while the incident is being investigated.

The teacher's comments came after students at Cleveland High School were told they could come to class dressed as Santa, an elf or a reindeer.

Michael Rougier says when his ninth-grade son, Christopher, arrived with a Santa hat and beard, the teacher asked, "Don't you know Santa Claus is white? Why are you wearing that?"

The incident happened the same week that Fox News Channel's Megyn Kelly said both Santa Claus and Jesus were white.

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Re: Teacher who said Santa is white placed on paid administrative leave...
« Reply #1 on: December 17, 2013, 10:16:57 PM »
That was a rather stupid thing for that teacher to say.

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Re: Teacher who said Santa is white placed on paid administrative leave...
« Reply #2 on: December 17, 2013, 10:35:12 PM »
Sheesh, they need to give it a rest . . . now they're trying to make a racial issue out of Santa Claus, a mythological figure.

I'm not even so sure that this teacher said that to this student, even if this father says otherwise, and the teacher could've been thinking he was making a joke. In any event, putting the teacher on "paid administrative leave" while they "investigate" this is just retarded.

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Re: Teacher who said Santa is white placed on paid administrative leave...
« Reply #3 on: December 17, 2013, 10:36:22 PM »
Sheesh, they need to give it a rest . . . now they're trying to make a racial issue out of Santa Claus, a mythological figure.

I'm not even so sure that this teacher said that to this student, even if this father says otherwise, and the teacher could've been thinking he was making a joke. In any event, putting the teacher on "paid administrative leave" while they "investigate" this is just retarded.

"They"??  This teacher needs to re-think her career path, at the least.

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Re: Teacher who said Santa is white placed on paid administrative leave...
« Reply #4 on: December 17, 2013, 11:27:30 PM »
The teacher got in to trouble for telling the truth in the classroom.

Why is anyone surprised?

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Re: Teacher who said Santa is white placed on paid administrative leave...
« Reply #5 on: December 18, 2013, 12:43:12 AM »
I agree with Collins: I'm not even so sure that this teacher said that to this student, even if this father says otherwise, and the teacher could've been thinking he was making a joke.

This wouldn't be the first time someone made up an accusation of "racism", and even if the teacher said it, in what context?
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Re: Teacher who said Santa is white placed on paid administrative leave...
« Reply #6 on: December 18, 2013, 09:29:39 AM »
Let's be honest. If Santa Claus were black, he'd be Jimmy McMillan.



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Re: Teacher who said Santa is white placed on paid administrative leave...
« Reply #7 on: December 18, 2013, 09:33:31 AM »
That was a rather stupid thing for that teacher to say.

Agree.

And IF she said it this way, nasty and personal............which is not what teachers are supposed to be.

The very worst she should have gotten, however, was a verbal dress down from the principal asking her to treat her students better.
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Re: Teacher who said Santa is white placed on paid administrative leave...
« Reply #8 on: December 18, 2013, 09:34:41 AM »
"They"??  This teacher needs to re-think her career path, at the least.

Agree again.
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