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BLOOMINGTON, Indiana - According to a university spokesman, it was created as part of a diversity program designed to "raise awareness and promote discussion on issues such as race, gender and sexual identity."I can't speak to the "outrage" on social media - the article specifies no examples of actual outrage. Surely I never saw any. But it's pretty funny that at Nettleton Elementary in Duluth, Minnesota, we had a black Santa 40 years ago. When I was in grade school, circa 1975, our Santa every year was a black man named Julius Scott. He was our school counselor and the father of a girl in my class.
The controversial display was posted on a bulletin board for the Community Education Program in Foster Residence Center, and poses the question "Can Santa Claus be a black man?" The university has since taken it down after the display sparked outrage on social media.
You know what we called him? Get this: "Santa." It really didn't matter to us as kids whether Santa was black or white. He was a fat guy with presents. Presents! For us! I mean, how cool is that?
If there was any outrage about the IU Santa, I suspect it was not based upon Santa's epic blackness. It was based on the secondary questions, the ones in smaller print, like "If Santa is a black man, would you let him come down your chimney?" I mean, because you're totally racist and would never let Mr. Scott into your house. How about "If Santa Claus is a black man, wouldn't he only visit the ghetto?" Yeah, because all black people live in the ghetto, you know?
It's amazing how far liberals will go to perpetuate stereotypes in order to exacerbate racial tension under color of "diversity." Because they're totally not racist. But you are.