In this Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016 photo, Larry Jefferson, playing the role of Santa, smiles with Jack Kivel, of Prior Lake, for photos at the Santa Experience at Mall of America, in Bloomington, Minnesota. A story about the “black Santa,” a retired Army veteran, sparked controversy and prompted some people to call for a boycott of the mall.
In this Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016 photo, Larry Jefferson, playing the role of Santa, smiles with Jack Kivel, of Prior Lake, for photos at the Santa Experience at Mall of America, in Bloomington, Minnesota. A story about the “black Santa,” a retired Army veteran, sparked controversy and prompted some people to call for a boycott of the mall. Leila Navidi AP
In this Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016 photo, Larry Jefferson, playing the role of Santa, smiles with Jack Kivel, of Prior Lake, for photos at the Santa Experience at Mall of America, in Bloomington, Minnesota. A story about the “black Santa,” a retired Army veteran, sparked controversy and prompted some people to call for a boycott of the mall. Leila Navidi AP

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Yes, Virginia, bigots don’t like the idea of a black Santa

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