‘Can Santa Claus Be A Black Man?’ Billboard Removed At IU-Bloomington

By | December 4, 2013

By tyler.kingkade@huffingtonpost.com (Tyler Kingkade)

A billboard asking “Can Santa Claus be a black man?” was removed after sparking controversy at the Indiana University Bloomington campus, WTHR reports.

The billboard was placed near the entrance of the Foster Quad residence hall, according to IPM:

IU Spokesperson Mark Land says staff and students from IU’s CommUNITY Education Program hoped the board would provoke discussion about racial stereotyping. He says while good intentions fostered the project’s creation, its execution missed the mark.

“If you didn’t know any of the context—you just saw the bulletin board—it looked like someone had created a poster that had very …read more    

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