Liberal Slate.com: A White Santa Is Racist, Santa Should Be A Penguin

December 11, 2013 11:07 amViews: 609

Santa should be a penguin, NOT!


Why is it that liberals have nothing better to do than just rip apart culture with their politically correct steamrollers? The liberal rag of Slate.com thinks that not only is a white Santa Claus racist, Santa should be replaced with a penguin.

Because the writer in the Slate article below was confused by seeing a white Santa with, "skin as pink as bubble gum" out in public at the malls, grocery stores and schools, and then going home to see the Santa displayed in her home as being a black man, to avoid further confusion we should change the image of Santa to a penguin. That's right, a penguin.

"Seeing two different Santas was bewildering" to the Slate writer and she didn't buy the explanation her father gave her, "that Santa was every color" so instead we should do away with some 200 years of tradition and purge the culture of an impossible number of Santa images depicting him as a fat white man.

Funny that the author of the Slate piece did buy her father's explanation of who Santa was, but she somehow did buy the explanation Santa was real and delivered presents to a few billion houses all over the world in lass than 2 hours.

Welcome to intellectually dishonest liberal thinking.

Read more of the Slate article below:

When I was a kid, I knew two different Santa Clauses. The first had a fat belly, rosy cheeks, a long white beard, and skin as pink as bubble gum. He was omnipresent, visiting my pre-school and the local mall, visible in all of my favorite Christmas specials.

Then there was the Santa in my family’s household, in the form of ornaments, cards, and holiday figurines. A near-carbon copy of the first one—big belly, rosy cheeks, long white beard: check, check, check. But his skin was as dark as mine.

Seeing two different Santas was bewildering. Eventually I asked my father what Santa really looked like. Was he brown, like us? Or was he really a white guy?

My father replied that Santa was every color. Whatever house he visited, jolly old St. Nicholas magically turned into the likeness of the family that lived there.

In hindsight, I see this explanation as the great Hollywood spec script it really is. (Just picture the past-their-prime actors who could share the role. Robert De Niro! Eddie Murphy! Jackie Chan! I smell a camp classic.) But at the time, I didn’t buy it. I remember feeling slightly ashamed that our black Santa wasn’t the “real thing.” Because when you’re a kid and you’re inundated with the imagery of a pale seasonal visitor—and you notice that even some black families decorate their houses with white Santas—you’re likely to accept the consensus view, despite your parents’ noble intentions.

Two decades later, America is less and less white, but a melanin-deficient Santa remains the default in commercials, mall casting calls, and movies. Isn’t it time that our image of Santa better serve all the children he delights each Christmas?

Yes, it is. And so I propose that America abandon Santa-as-fat-old-white-man and create a new symbol of Christmas cheer. From here on out, Santa Claus should be a penguin.

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