Ever since we had a sufficiently good laugh at Kelly’s expense, there have been Black Santa Klauses emerge all over the world – and one Houston mall has sold out because Black Santa has arrived.
Magan Butler-Coleman had been working since the summer to organize photo sessions at the Media Block in Houston, Texas. Santa is a teacher and actor by day and who’s real name is Kelvin Douglas.
Butler-Coleman came up with the idea because she wanted her 2-year-old son to see a Santa that resembled him.
“It’s always great to have a Santa that provides a reflection for all children, no matter their background,” Butler-Coleman said. “To know that Santa can be a reflection of a black child and Santa could be a reflection of a Hispanic child, it lets them know that there is some room for them to grow into whatever it is they’d like to be.”
Butler-Coleman has been elated by the positive responses they’ve had.
“It’s a wonderful way for kids to see diversity,” Douglas said. “When they see a black Santa, a white Santa, an Asian Santa, and even a Hispanic Santa, you’d be surprised at the number of parents who also want to take a picture with good old Santa!
Due to the positive responses, organizers are trying to add more dates.
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