Macy’s in the New York flagship store has a black Santa. Of course you have to request him.
Believing that her microphone was turned off, Kelly said, “Look, every significant historical figure has been white. Who care we all should. Years ago serving a Mormon mission with my family in California I was asked to step in as Santa. Even I was disappointed as my friend who was jolly and let’s say hadn’t missed too many meals, couldn’t make it through the maze of Los Angeles traffic. Not even my friend, or church gave serious consideration that Santa could be anything other than what we had been told he was. Back to that in a moment.
We were to create a festive evening in Watts California. With my best smile and a suit making me appear severely anorexic I called upon the first child. A little boy sat on my knee. He looked quizzically at me and then his mother. Again at me and then the other kids. He pulled my beard and said, “There ain’t no such thing as a black Santy Claus.” As we completed the evening that singular event gave me pause.
Whatever our race we allow ourselves too accept “traditions” based on false precepts to support our very own need to identify. In other words, why shouldn’t a child in Korea have an actual Santa Claus that truly represents them rather than an “alternative” or “Santa’s special helper.” Santa in America is merely a conglomeration of deftly created marketing that have become “real.” When our children are conditioned to believe Santa has to”be” we sever a little of their place in society. Below are Santa’s, not helpers in Korea.