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Black student told to take off Santa hat because Santa is white

By Joyce Lupiani. CREATED Dec 17, 2013

A New Mexico teacher is in hot water for allegedly telling a black student to take off a Santa Claus hat and beard because Santa is white.

The incident happened last Thursday, according to Albuquerque's KOAT-TV. The 15-year-old student wore the hat and beard to class at Cleveland High School.

The student's parents say that their son's Christmas has been ruined and he no longer wants to decorate the family tree.

The president of the NAACP Albuquerque chapter says that the remark is "offensive, humiliating and outrageous."

The teacher has been placed on administrative leave. According to the Associated Press, the teacher knows the remark was a "stupid mistake" and has apologized to the family.

This is just the latest incident in the recent race war about Santa. Recent incidents include comments made by FOX News anchor Megyn Kelly. During her show, she stated that "Santa just is white." She also claimed that Jesus was a white man too.

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Joyce Lupiani, who is based in Las Vegas at KTNV-TV Channel 13, is a contributor to NowTrending.com.