The NAACP was incorrect in saying that a Christmas play at North Davis Preparatory Academy was racist in nature.NAACP leader Jeanetta Williams has charged the Layton charter school with racism for having first-graders perform in blackface during the Christmas play. "The NAACP is outraged that students are being asked to dress in blackface for any situation regardless of circumstances. This should never be tolerated and the NAACP takes offense to this type of behavior. Regardless of the tale of this play, it is racist to portray such an act using blackface," said Williams, NAACP Salt Lake Branch & Tri-State Conference of Idaho, Nevada and Utah, in a statement provided to the Standard-Examiner.Using blackface in a play would be inappropriate and racist in nature, but this was not blackface. The charges are wrong. As the school's principal, Deborrah Gomberg, explained, the children were respecting a Spanish holiday tradition that involves "smudgy-soot" face makeup. The soot on the children's faces represents chimney soot, due to the tradition of three kings and their elf helpers moving down the chimney of homes and delivering gifts to children.