Teacher who said Santa is white on paid leave

blacksantaAn American teacher from Albuquerque, NM, who told a black student that Santa Claus was white, has been placed on paid administrative leave.

A Rio Rancho school district spokesperson has confirmed that the teacher was suspended 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.

The father says when his ninth-grade son arrived with a Santa hat and beard, the teacher asked, “Don’t you know Santa Claus is white?”

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