If you’re a parent of color, Christmastime may present a conundrum of sorts. You want to engage with Christmas traditions, such as Santa Claus, but you’d love nothing more than for Santa to look like your family. Esteem Gang Gang Gang. We at VSB feel the same way.
My mom once worked at the mall managing the Santa booth. It was the holiday season and I’d come to see my mom, who had begun to hate her job. When I walked over to her booth, I was shocked to see that there was a black Santa.
Move over, Kris Kringle; there is a new Santa in town. And he’s black.
For the first time in its 24-year history, Mall of America in Bloomington, Minn., had a black Santa on hand to help spread holiday cheer Thursday.