Townsend Harris High School at Queens College


This year, I’d like a santa who isn’t white

January 3, 2014

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  1. Harry Petsios

    I understand the underlying argument in this article, but I would like to point out that the creation of the "Santa Claus" myth was of German origins, thus making it highly unlikely for him to be anything but white. Though I agree that promoting such a figure in the minds of a multiracial world community is questionable, I don't think that we can blame the Germans of centuries past for creating this figure.

  2. Yelena Dzhanova

    St. Nicholas was originally a Greek bishop who lived in the area that is now modern Turkey. There wasn't a high population of white people in Turkey, and there still isn't. I still don't see why he should be portrayed as a white man ALL of the time, especially considering our specific time period.

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