In this Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016 photo, Larry Jefferson, playing the role of Santa, smiles with Auden Good and his one-year-old brother Ezra of Ramsey while posing for photos at the Santa Experience at Mall of America in Bloomington, Minn. (Leila Navidi/Star Tribune via AP)

Mall Of America’s First Black Santa Triggers Racist Firestorm

When the Minneapolis Star Tribune reported the story, the comments online became so racist that the paper had to shut down the comments section.