Skip to comments.The (Race) War on Christmas: Megyn Kelly Declares ‘Santa Claus Just Is White’ and So Was Jesus
Posted on 12/19/2013 3:37:40 AM PST by lbryce
Its come to this. Of all the absurdity that has emerged from the War on Christmas narrative, there has been nothing so surreal as a hard news anchor weighing in, authoritatively, on the racial identity of a nonexistent person, which is what happened on Wednesday nights edition of The Kelly File. Discussing a Slate article that suggested a more inclusive Santa, host Megyn Kelly repeatedly informed the kids that Santa Claus just is white, and that Jesus was a white man, too.
Slates Aisha Harris wrote a thoughtful piece about the effects of cultural exclusion from such a dominant American symbol of childhood, and suggested that Santa Claus be transformed, not into a black man (good thinking, because Black Santa would get down exactly one chimney before getting shot in the face), but a penguin, spare millions of nonwhite kids the insecurity and shame that she remembers from childhood.
Of this essay about inclusion, Kelly says: I kind of laughed and I said this is ridiculous. Yet another person claiming its racist to have a white Santa.
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Well, Megyn has been receiving the harshest criticism imaginable from very corner of the political world, excoriating her for speaking out during her Fox Broadcast telling the kids that Santa and Jesus were white, sonething that I as a Jewishg person feel she was 100% correct in doing do. But the brouhaha has only just begun, the MSM, is going absolutely nuts, castigating Megyn for having dared to speak out at what these PC racial arsonists are doing, maliciously getting those who believe otherwise that Jesus and Santa were white, the fact that Santa is fictional character, does not justify, give anyone the right to change his race. Oh, Boy. This is going to be a long, drawn out debacle, let me tell you. Certainly, Obama will be spaking out on it despite him having no personal authority as a Mooozlimb to talk about it.
Tommy is the head “metrosexual” over there, so just take that into account.
The real St Nick, which Santa Claus is based, was white. The libs can try to PC Santa, but St Nick was white.
Saint Nicholas was a Turk and Jesus was a Semitic Jew. Both Turks and Semites are considered Caucasian. I doubt in either case, race was determinate but, as a simple matter of fact, both were Caucasians or “white”.
What I don’t understand is why folks are so invested in Jesus or Santa were white. What difference does their race make? Santa’s made up! For sure, St. Nicholas did not look like the white fat guy with the big belly and the red cheeks. I have no problem with portrayals of Santa or Jesus with much darker skin.
Sorry, need my morning caffeine fix.
St. Nicholas was a Greek who lived in Asia Minor (present-day Turkey).
I imagine you understand that the people of both lands now called Greece and Turkey are well intermarried. It’s not inaccurate to refer to St Nicholas as a Turk since that’s the current name of the area where he lived.
I think our esteemed leader should head over to the mid east and explain to those there how Christ and Mohammed were black. I think that would take care of two problems. First we would have a leadership change here and second we would have a majority opinion of whether he was correct as seen by local opinion.
That makes Biden up for a promotion. As much as the humor potential is enticing, he could possibly be worse than the current clown.
Divide! Divide! Divide!
We need to learn to compromise to achieve perfect harmony.
We need a Third Way.
Therefore I declare Santa is white, Jesus is white with a dark completion and Mohammad is as black as coal.
Wrongo my FRiend. The Turks didn't occupy Anatolia (Asia Minor (Turkey)) until the fall of Constantinople in the the 13th century.
St Nick would have been Greek or Thracian or such like that; definitely white.
St mick is real. To the orthodox even. He was from Myra. He’s the patron of children. It means that he goes to God in a special petition for children among other petitions he’s presented with
When Christmas comes he is likely part of that spirit
C clement Moore wrote about him and the iconic santa arrived. The Dutch brought him to the new world. They wanted him here
This is, in both cases, a white santa.
And in both cases reverence to st Nick is paid consistently
Will Ferrell made an iconic elf movie. Reverent to santa. Classic
No one is stopping the blacks from doing the same
Not even Megan Kyle. She can’t, and probably has no interest in doing so
Santa Claus is NOT a "nonexistant person". Santa Claus is a familiar way of saying Saint Nicholas. In German, "Saint Nicholas" would be pronounced by children as "San-Na-Klas". Hence, the English "Santa Claus".
Saint Nicholas was white. Sorry Left, Santa Claus is, indeed, white.
Jesus was not “white” like a european. He was a jew from the middle east, probably darker skined. I don’t think there are many blue eyed arabs or jews in that neck of the woods 2000 years ago. Yet have seen pictures of a blue eyed Jesus done by some artist...but that is just my opinion.
Ah, but they were “dark-skinned”, don’t you see? And, of course, that means they were “colored”. Hence, they were “black”.
See how logical it all is </sarc>
middle eastern folks I believe are consider Caucasian.
St. Nicholas by all means was white.
This whole argument is freaking stupid
This whole debate is too stupid for words. Still, I wonder how the far left racist fringe would feel if conservatives said that their Martin Luther King was a white man who opposed discrimination and wanted everyone judged by the content of their character and not by the color of their skin.
Santa is red....and Jesus is white
They are, ethnically, very different than Greeks.
White means blue eyes and blond hair?
When did this start?
There was no such country known as Turkey when St. Nicholas lived. Moreover, Nicholas was Greek by birth (and the area of Asia Minor where he was born was Greek).
The term “Turk” didn’t even come into being until the 6th century, 200 years after Nicholas’s death. And, even at that, the people known as Turks were from an area far to the east of where Nicholas was born (in Patara, which was on the SW coast of the Anatolian Peninsula, on the Mediterranean).
I’ve often wondered why Jesus looks Italian in all those old renaissance paintings. I always picture him as a young Billy Crystal.
Did anything I wrote suggest that I need or want your agreement? If I did somehow suggest that I take it back. Nick was a Turk in the same way that an 8th century native American was an Amerindian long before Vespucci was born
But then who were the Turks prior to their invasion of Anatolia?
Just as we know the Ptolemy, Cleopatra as an Egyptian.