Over at emergent village, a post has come out against our traditional model of the western Santa. We had quite an argument about this in my class last year called Diversity in the Classroom. The author of the article brought up a good point:
I once knew a poor Latina woman who struggled to afford any Christmas presents for her six children. At a church gathering, someone mentioned Santa. Tina barked, “No way I’m telling my kids about Santa! I worked hard for these presents, and they’re going to thank me for them. No white man is getting credit for this!” It was funny, but also totally true.
Should Santa be banned? What do you think?