“We have these conversations when it comes to raising our children about where to draw the line between fantasy and ‘Hey, that’s not how life works,’ ” Union adds.

Hall noted that “Modern parenting is especially difficult for parents of color” because “we have to talk about not only ‘Are we gonna say Santa exists,’ but also ‘Is Santa Black?’”

The veteran journalist, whose syndicated talk show premieres Monday on ABC, added, “Again, this is exactly the conversation that we want to have on the show, because some families might not even realize this is a thing. So we want all perspectives.”

Hall welcomed son Moses four moths ago, and she hopes to continue conversations such as this on her talk show.

“Something as simple as Santa Claus could cause a big debate, so why not have a conversation with real parents of all backgrounds talking about how they approach Santa Claus, and what race he is?” she said. “It might sound small, but these are the everyday things we’re thinking about.”