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Teacher berates autistic black student who wore Santa costume, 'Santa is white'

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Students at a Rio Rancho high school were allowed to dress up for Christmas, and Christopher Rougier, a freshman who is also autistic and African-American, decided to don a festive hat and fake beard and go to school as Santa Claus.

When he got to school, he was told by his teacher: "Santa Claus is white, what're you doing wearing that?"

Reports say that the incident was not witnessed by Michael Rougier, Christopher's father, who is white, but it was seen by another parent who then reported the incident to Christopher's dad.

Read Cole Miller's article, Dad calls teacher's Santa remark racist, on



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