Some Racist Grinch Destroyed An Oregon Family’s Inflatable Black Santa Decoration—And We’re Shaking Our Heads 😡

Fritz and Belinda Richard, a black couple in Bethany, Oregon, decided to add a new decoration to their holiday display this year: an 8-foot-tall, inflatable black Santa Claus. Fritz installed the Santa on Wednesday, December 12, and it looked great!

Belinda ordered an 8 foot tall, Santa. Is there such a thing as too much Christmas spirit?

Posted by Fritz Richard on Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Less than 24 hours later, Fritz awoke to find the decoration had been slashed several times with a knife.

He wrote on Facebook:

“Looks like someone had a problem with our black Santa. I found him this morning, someone took a knife to him. Trump is really changing this country! Is this how you make America ‘Great again’, with hate crimes?”

Looks like someone had a problem with our black Santa. I found him this morning, someone took a knife to him. Trump is really changing this country! Is this how you make America "Great again", with hate crimes?

Posted by Fritz Richard on Thursday, December 13, 2018

Fritz commented to the Oregonian:

“There [are] a lot of neighbors who have Christmas decorations, Caucasian Santas, and nothing that we know of has happened to them.” 

Showing their solidarity with the Richard family, many other families in the neighborhood have decided to purchase black Santas and put them on display in their yards. You can buy your own here. Fritz and Belinda also plan to replace their slashed Santa.

Fritz believes this will send a message to the racist grinch who destroyed their first one:

“It’s exactly the opposite result I think they were looking for. There will be hopefully a lot of black Santas around this neighborhood.”

Twitter is behind Fritz and Belinda’s black Santa 100%.

People couldn’t believe someone would slash a Santa!

Fortunately, Fritz and Belinda will have a new Santa soon, and their neighbors will have matching ones before long, too. Grinches never win at Christmastime!