University Apologizes for Racist ‘Black Santa’ Display

If Santa were black would you be afraid to let him come down your chimney? Or would he only visit “the hood”? These are some of the questions asked in a racist Christmas display at Indiana University. Needless to say, the university has apologized for the debacle.

The controversial display featured a banner headline that asked, “Can Santa be a black man?” And all the type was white… except for the word “black” which was helpfully colored black to, you know, slam that message home.

The display featured stockings with messages on them. One said “If Santa is a black man, would you let him come down your chimney?” and another said “If Santa Claus is a black man, wouldn’t he only visit the ghetto?”

Naturally, the display got everyone mad, as well it should.

The university claimed that the display was supposed to “raise awareness and promote discussion on issues such as race, gender and sexual identity,” because, you know, our universities never do enough of that sort of nonsensical “awareness” raising.

The school soon apologized for allowing this abomination to be displayed in its classroom and announced that it would be pulled down.

“The sign is being removed. The intention was to educate, not offend, but we recognize the problem and apologize to everyone effected,” the university said on Monday.

“While the intent was good the execution was misguided,” University spokesman Mark Land said.

Land went on to complain that too many people didn’t know the “context” of the display and said he understood how people could get the “wrong” idea and think it is racist.

There is a reason it looks racist, Mr. Land. It’s because its racist.

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Posted by on December 8, 2013.
Filed under Asshats, Big government, Christianity, Christmas, corruption, Culture, Culture Of Corruption, Liberals, Moonbats.
Warner Todd Huston is a Chicago-based freelance writer, has been writing opinion editorials and social criticism since early 2001 and is featured on many websites such as Andrew Breitbart's BigGovernment.com and BigJournalism.com, RightWingNews.com, CanadaFreePress.com, RightPundits.com, StoptheACLU.com, Human Events Magazine, among many, many others. Additionally, he has been a frequent guest on talk-radio programs to discuss his opinion editorials and current events. He has also written for several history magazines and appears in the new book "Americans on Politics, Policy and Pop Culture" which can be purchased on amazon.com. He is also the owner and operator of PubliusForum.com. Feel free to contact him with any comments or questions, EMAIL Warner Todd Huston: igcolonel .at. hotmail.com "The only end of writing is to enable the reader better to enjoy life, or better to endure it." --Samuel Johnson

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  • GarandFan

    “…but we recognize the problem….”

    Yeah, and THAT is exactly where the “discussion” should begin! But they won’t go there! Gotta keep “victimhood” alive.

  • Retired military

    Was;that Chico in blackface that I saw?

  • Paul Hooson

    The truth is that many people including many Blacks often falsely associate some Blacks with crime according to psychological preference studies, so this display merely raised these unfortunate perceptions held by some. – The reality as most people know is that there isn’t any differences in the honesty of persons in terms of race. – My own bar business had to fire some White employees for theft, and replace with Blacks who have prevented 100% of any thefts here.

  • LiberalNightmare

    The truth is that this is a profoundly stupid and offensive display. It starts with the base assumption that the viewer is a racist.

    As a side note, I am immediately suspicious of anyone’s motives if they claim that they are trying to “raise awareness” on any issue, racism in particular.

    Seriously? You think that there are people that don’t know about racism?

    After 50 years of having racism rammed down our throats by every college kid, teacher, politician and prime time tv show, I kinda doubt it.

  • http://wizbangblog.com/author/rodney-graves/ Rodney G. Graves

    One more like that and you are banned.

  • 914

    Those kids would be lucky to get lumps of coal if Santa was like this President.

  • sherifffruitfly

    wonder if they asked any black folks BEFORE putting it up. or if it even ever occurred to them that there could possibly be any value in doing so.

    all rhetorical questions, of course.

    • http://www.rustedsky.net JLawson

      I’m thinking… no.

      I’m also thinking the perps are young and totally obsessed with the evident self-righteousness of their ideas. NOBODY has ever had such brilliant insights, EVAR!!!

      So it’s unthinkable that ANYONE would ever be offended – instead, they will be forced to confront their own racism and learn just how wrong it is!

      Or something. I think it shows them as being massively prejudiced and bigoted, but that’s just me.

  • bigford

    holly fuck u liberal shits its funny man its a black santa he probaly makes rude jokes

  • AndrewX

    Reason #856,491 why, if we really want all of us to stop making race an issue, then maybe, crazily enough, we should stop making race an issue 24-friggin-7.

    But then again, then universities might have to go back to teaching, I dunno, Shakespeare and Milton and stuff. Can’t have that.