Monday, December 16, 2013

Jesus & Santa Are Both White?

An anchor from Fox News is always going "off the rails". It is as inevitable as death and taxes. These so called journalists are nothing more than buffoons with a platform for nonsense. The latest insane comment comes just in time for the holidays.

Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly isn't comfortable with the idea of a black Santa and wants to make a few things clear, especially to kids: Santa Claus is white and so was Jesus.

The anchor, who had an all-white lineup on her news analysis show, cleared up any misgivings that culture blogger Aisha Harris may have created with an article  that explained the duality she faced seeing a white Santa as a child and a black Santa in her home.

Harris' position is that as the cultural makeup of society has changed, it is time for an all-inclusive Santa.

Her answer: A St. Nick penguin. She writes:

Why, you ask? For one thing, making Santa Claus an animal rather than an old white male could spare millions of nonwhite kids the insecurity and shame that I remember from childhood. Whether you celebrate the holiday or not, Santa is one of the first iconic figures foisted upon you: He exists as an incredibly powerful image in the imaginations of children across the country (and beyond, of course). That this genial, jolly man can only be seen as white—and consequently, that a Santa of any other hue is merely a "joke" or a chance to trudge out racist stereotypes—helps perpetuate the whole "white-as-default" notion endemic to American culture (and, of course, not just American culture).

"That's where she went off the rails," Kelly exclaimed, when one her panelists tried to defend the jolly-white-man makeover.

Kelly had heard enough. "By the way, for you kids watching at home, Santa just is white. But this person is arguing that maybe we should also have a black Santa. But you know, Santa is what he is, and just so you know, we're just debating this because someone wrote about it, kids."

But Kelly wasn't done there. Since she was already wound up about Santa's racial identity, she figured she'd add Jesus to the fray.

"Just because it makes you feel uncomfortable doesn't mean it has to change. You know, I mean, Jesus was a white man, too. But you know it's like we have—he was a historical figure, I mean that's a verifiable fact. As is Santa. I just want the kids watching to know that."

First of all, to mention Jesus Christ and Santa Clause in the same sentence is blasphemous because it sounds like an attempt to marginalize, contextualize, and compare Jesus to a fictional character created to commerlize, and sell Christmas to the masses. But Jesus is real.

Many people argue fervently about the ethnicity of Jesus Christ and it’s clearly a game changer when it comes to following him. It is true, from a Spiritual perspective it is irrelevant, because what color is light? At the same time it was relevant enough for Jesus to be born into the same line as Abraham. What will happen when Jesus returns and he is darker than most people anticipated? How would White America react to this? Probably the same way they did when Presidential Candidate Romney lost the election. I actually heard some of my former co-workers say that if aliens came to Earth and they were Black, they would kill themselves. True story. Not that I am likening Jesus to an alien. Just putting it into context and perspective. Just imagine the reaction.

We have to take a look at Revelation 1:15 to gain a perspective on what the Holy Spirit was trying to share with us.

Revelation 1:15

And his feet like unto fine brass, as if they burned in a furnace; and his voice as the sound of many waters.

Were His feet a different color than His entire body? Did Jesus have a white face and black feet and vice versa? 

Remember when Joseph fled the wrath of Herod to save the life of baby Jesus he hid in Egypt (and Egypt IS in Africa). He went there to blend in with the population. Herodotus, (the father of Greek history) gave eye-witness testimony Egyptians were African. At best people will argue Jesus was “olive” skinned and this builds a stronger case of the true ethnicity of Jesus. There are two types of olives, green and black. Do you think Jesus was green? The facts speak for themselves.

As far as Santa Claus in concerned, I can only speak from my own personal experience. When I was a child, the man in my house who provided gifts for me and my family every year was Black just like me, and the man who provides gifts for my children every year is Black just like me.

 I am not even going to address the possibity of a penguin Santa Claus.

Enough said.


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