I am impressed with how this community in Arkansas handled this. It gives one hope that there are enough good people to start driving the evil ones into irrelevancy.
Man receives racist letter for black Santa decorations - CNN
(CNN)Chris Kennedy's Christmas display features a seven-foot Black Santa that stands tall in his yard along with a Christmas tree and a large shining sign that reads "Joy."
Until now, he has received nothing but compliments since he first moved to his North Little Rock, Arkansas, neighborhood in 2017.
But just before Thanksgiving this year, he received in the mail an anonymous racist note condemning the decorations in his yard.
"You should not try to deceive children into believing that I am a negro," said the letter, which was signed 'Santa Claus.' "You being jealous of my race is no excuse for your dishonesty." ...
In the video, he also revealed an image of a white Santa with two thumbs down, and the label taped to the front of the envelope that resembled the Lakewood Property Owners Association's (LPOA) logo.
"The real thing that angered me was the fact that the person who wrote it suggested I move out east where I guess they feel all black people live," Kennedy told CNN.
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The LPOA had nothing to do with the letter, Lakewood Property Owners Association executive director Evan Blake told CNN.
Blake said that he visited Kennedy and his family to condemn the letter. He also gave him a free membership to the LPOA as a gesture of assurance that the Kennedys are very much a part of the North Little Rock community.
"We have never had anyone attack anyone based on their race," Blake said. "Racism is something that we do discriminate against and we will not stand for it." ...
And the community is rallying behind him in no better way than spreading this same Christmas cheer on their own lawns.
"People are buying black Santas and trying to flood the neighborhood," said Blake.
The LPOA is planning on displaying a black Santa in its office as soon as it arrives in the mail.