Leadership is one of the schools of Brooklyn, where 95% of students were born in families of immigrants from Asia and Latin America, were forbidden to speak in the walls of this institution the words «Christmas» and «Thanksgiving», replacing their «Winter holidays» and «Festival of Harvest», and mention Santa Claus and fulfill the Oath of allegiance to the flag of the United States.
It is reported on Tuesday, December 15, the newspaper the New York Post.
«We are not at liberty to mention Christmas and Santa Claus. There should be angels. We can’t even be stars, because this word can be interpreted as a religious symbol – such as the Star of David» – leads the publication the words of the President of the Association of secondary teachers of Brooklyn, Mimi Ferrer.
The «reform was held by the head teacher Jose Chaparro calling the staff and students show sensitivity and respect for other cultures. Earlier city Department of education issued a Directive that allows Christmas trees, Hanukkah candles, and Islamic crescents, but imposing a ban on «images of gods, religious figures and texts.» Santa Claus came in the black list as a «religious figure»