Friday, December 13, 2013

Santa Claus and Jesus are white?

If you follow media by now you're heard that Megyn Kelly of Faux Snooze unequivocally asserted that both Santa and Jesus are white. "It's a verifiable fact" she confidently attested. We all know 'facts' to Faux mean unsubstantiated and ideological statements, not the usual meaning to the rest of us. Yet the actual facts of the matter are the following:

"Santa Claus can be traced to a real life monk named St. Nicholas who lived in what is today Turkey, according to the History Channel. Jesus Christ was born to a Jewish family around what is now Israel, and his race has long been debated with several scholars saying he likely looked like what many modern day people of Middle Eastern descent look like."

According to this article "Edward J. Blum, historian of race and religion at San Diego State University, explained to NPR that Jesus 'definitely wouldn’t be white.' Instead, Blum said, Jesus was likely 'darkly complected, not pure black, more in a kind of light brownish.'”

Though I doubt the actual facts are going to change Kelly's racist worldview one iota.

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