Man Receives Disgusting Letter After Putting Black Santa Claus in His Yard | 22 Words

When one man put a Black Santa up as decoration, the note he received showed clearly how racism is, sadly, still alive and well in America.

 

It is truly the most disheartening thing.

The incident, which is sadly only the latest example of racism here in America, is proving why the Black Lives Matter movement is needed more now than ever before. Here's the full story...

Racially motivated police brutality has been happening in our country for centuries now...

But George Floyd's death on May 25th, 2020, sparked an outrage like never before.

In the aftermath of his highly-publicized death, thousands upon thousands of people took to the streets in protest...

And they were all marching for one thing: For the blatant racism and injustice in this country to be brought to an end.

Many protests turned violent...

But change needs to happen and, in today's current climate, it seemed like the only way to make it happen.

Remarkably, however, they seemed to be working.

Thanks to the riots happening all across the globe, the Black Lives Matter movement began to dominate global headlines, and it completely took over social media.

And, 7 months on, people are continuing to demand justice.

We are witnessing history in the making.

However, not everyone has been so supportive of the movement.

Amongst the stories of positivity from the protests, there have been some tales with a more sour undertone.

Mostly, these people are coming from far-right groups...

So most of us aren’t too shocked.

Most of these individuals have been going by the phrase, "White Lives Matter."

They have tried to argue that this promotes equality, but this most certainly isn’t the case.

Blatant racism is still happening across our country...

And countless stories of Black people being targeted are continuing to emerge.

But one story, in particular, has shaken the internet this week.

A man who opted for Black Christmas decor has come forward after been targeted with a hateful letter.

People are disgusted.

Chris Kennedy, from Little Rock, Arkansas, was decorating his house and front yard for Christmas.

And one of his favorite decorations is a huge inflatable Santa - who just so happens to be Black.

However, one of his neighbor's clearly wasn't a fan...

And decided to send a truly disgraceful note. "Please remove your n***o Santa Claus yard decoration. You should not try to deceive children into believing that I am a n***o."

The hateful note continued:

"I am a Caucasian (white man, to you) and have been for the past 600 years. Your being jealous of my race is no excuse for your dishonesty. Besides that, you are making yourself the laughing stock of the neighborhood. Obviously, your values are not that of the Lakewood area and maybe you should move to a neighborhood out east with the rest of your racist kind."

Shortly after receiving the note, Chris publicly addressed the incident.

Per TooFab, he said: "I have been here for 3 years and have never had any problems out of anybody with Black Santa I am actually being as nice as I can in this very moment because I am actually filled with rage."

He continued:

"I am going to honor my son. So I'm going to display kindness. I really don't know what to say... But I wanted people to see the kind of thing that I literally deal with while living next door to a white supremacist."

Luckily, some other neighbors have spoken out in support of Chris.

After his video went viral on social media, Chris was inundated with positive letters and early festive gifts from other neighbors who were only too happy to show their support. Chris concluded: "We don't want the people that wrote that letter in the neighborhood. That's what we don't want." Hear, hear!