blacksantaLet’s just forget the fact that Santa Claus isn’t real.

But if he was real, Fox News’ Megyn Kelly is quite sure of one thing, Santa is a white man! Kelly was firing back at a recent Slate article, title “Santa Claus Should Not Be A White Man Anymore,” during a recent news segment.

To prove her point, Kelly provided another “he’s a white man” reference to back up her Santa claims.“Santa just is white,” Kelly said. “But this person is maybe just arguing that 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.”

Kelly also made the declaration that Jesus is a white man.

“Just because it makes you feel uncomfortable doesn’t mean it has to change,” she said. “You know, I mean, Jesus was a white man, too. He was a historical figure; that’s a verifiable fact—as is Santa, I want you kids watching to know that—but my point is: How do you revise it, in the middle of the legacy of the story, and change Santa from white to black?”

Well I’m quite sure Kelly will be disappointed to know that one historian says the original Saint Nicholas, who Santa Claus is based off of, according to Catholicism, wasn’t white at all.

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From Medieval POC Tumblr:

Saint Nicholas (Nikolaus, Bishop of Myra)

Nicholas, was probably born during the third century in the village of Patara, in what is now the southern coast of Turkey. He was born of very wealthy ethnic black Anatolians of the ancient Roman Empire.

Nicholas’ wealthy parents, died in an epidemic while Nicholas was still young. Being a devout Christian, he followed the words of Jesus to “sell what you own and give the money to the poor.”

Nicholas used his whole inheritance to assist the needy, the sick, and the suffering. He was made the Bishop of Myra while still a young man. The high office of Nicholas at such a young age speaks to dominant role played by Muurish black Anatolians and Africans in creating the church as we know it today. Bishop Nicholas was known throughout the land for his generosity to the those in need, his love for children, and his concern for sailors and ships.

Under the Roman Emperor Diocletian, Bishop Nicholas suffered for his faith, was exiled and imprisoned.

After his release, Nicholas attended the Council of Nicaea in AD 325, where he worked with other early fathers of the church to establish the standardized christian doctrine of today. He died December 6, AD 343 in Myra and was buried in his cathedral church, where a unique relic, called manna, formed in his grave.

The remains of Saint Nicholas are interred in the crypt of the Basilica di San Nicola in Bari, Italy. These bones were temporarily removed when the crypt was repaired during the 1950s. At the Vatican’s request, anatomy professor Luigi Martino from the University of Bari, took thousands of minutely-detailed measurements and x-ray photographs (roentgenography) of the skull and other bones.

The current professor of forensic pathology at the University of Bari, Francesco Introna, knew advancements in diagnostic technique could yield much more from the data gathered in the 1950s. So he engaged an expert facial anthropologist, Caroline Wilkinson, at the University of Manchester in England, to construct a model of the saint’s head from the earlier measurements.

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Sure, Kelly’s version as well as most of the world’s version, of Santa Claus is white. But when history is whitewashed, so are the faces.

 

  • JAZ

    1. Who are these “kids” she keeps referring to? Did FOX’s demographic change without me knowing? I’m pretty sure its all old white people.
    2. Notice, as soon as someone disagrees with her, she has to go to break.
    3. Santa Clause aside, where are the “facts” that prove Jesus was a white man? Because knowledge of geography tells me…

  • Belle

    Fox news anchors don’t let facts get in the way of their beliefs.

  • BeanBean

    This is fox news we’re talking about people. Let’s not act surprised.

  • blaque217

    How do you revise it, in the middle of the legacy of the story, and change Santa from white to black?”

    The same way Elizabeth Taylor was cast to play Cleopatra. Or Angelina Jolie played Mariane Pearl….white folks re-write history all the time.
    That being said, why would anyone with a degree in Journalism get on national TV and have a debate about the ethnicity of Santa? *shrugs shoulders*

  • Aria Wilson

    Jesus was white is a “verifiable fact” Megan?? Smdh…

    The only thing white is the powder you are obviously sniffing between commercial breaks.

  • KG

    I’ve got two points.

    1. Arguing that Santa Claus is white is like arguing that Skeeter Valentine is black…while fun and entertaining, they aren’t real people and their race has no effect on your life once so ever.

    2. That first rendering caused me to spit out my water onto my keyboard…it’s both creepy and funny all at the same time.

  • Somebody

    Oh, displays of White privilege and ignorance on FoxNews? She’s debating the ethnicity of a fictional character (though Santa’s based on a real person) and claiming historical Jesus was White? This is hilariously sad.

  • http://clutchmagazine.com Felicia j

    Megyn Kelly probably does no have this very surprising information about the linage and Nationality of St Nichols. But it is certainly surprising and puzzling that she does not realize that Jesus (when he was on earth) was of Hebrew decent, which means he was not white. It speaks to how warped Imperialism ( which white washes history) has made white people. Which leads me to wonder, even if she had this information concerning St. Nick, would she even believe it? The evidence is overwhelming that Jesus was not white but she stated, in a matter of fact way, that Jesus was white. Crazy!! Whitewashing is the thievery of someone else’s history.
    Did you know that a few years ago that a group of scientist set out to determine what race and nationality the Boy King Tut was ( why, we know that he was Egyptian) and, wait for it ………. He is WHITE!!! These archeologist and scientist said they have scientific proof that the Egyptian boy King was a white child. Crazy!! By the way, this is pleasantly surprising information about St Nick!!

  • Afro Scented

    I usually don’t let Fox News get me angry for that’s exactly what they want me to do. But when she said Jesus was white…well played Fox News. Well played.

  • Doreen

    Liz Taylor playing Cleopatra is not farfetched though. Cleopatra was of Greek descent. The only discrepancy is that Cleopatra was not attractive at all and Liz Taylor was. Just some facts.

  • shalamore

    Jesus was not white but he was not black as in like Kevin Hart black. He was probably middle eastern looking so he probably looked like the guys in Pakistan or something. Cleopatra was not black either, she was Greek. Now I heard the Buddha may have been black. Anyway, while we are eager to reclaim our past, let’s not make up things either. As for Santa Claus, you can have him. Always found him creepy anyway.

  • Aria Wilson

    Actually, it was that farfetched. Cleo WAS of Greek descent, but for her to look anything like Liz Taylor, her family would have had to remained ONLY mating with others of Greek descent…which they didn’t. They mixed with both the local Egyptian and Nubian populations heavily, and by the time Cleo was born, the “Greek descent” part of her heritage was heavily diluted with the blood of other ethnicities, over multiple generations.

    It is a common tactic among those who want to white-wash history to take the “white” heritage of a mixed race figure, pull it out, and hold it up as “proof” that a historical figure was European or “white”.

    It is like saying because my families’ slave owners in the 1800′s where Dutch, and I have the blood of his family in my (Black) veins…I should look like Kirsten Dunst. Yes, Dutch would be in my line of “descent”, but that has nothing to do with my phenotype.

  • Pip

    For sure, I thought it was proved long ago that Jesus was more middle eastern…Some people just cant accept notions like this, but it really shouldnt matter anyway

  • noirluv45

    There is no such thing as “Middle Eastern.” That was a made up word to promote White supremacy.

    The ORIGINAL Greeks were Blacks. KNOW YOUR HISTORY and quit believing the lies.

  • noirluv45

    Proven by whom? I don’t accept that lie, and neither should you or anyone else.

  • Tich Tran

    The original greeks were black?! PROOFS PLEASE?! And no Jesus WAS NOT A ARAB. Jews and Arabs are both semitic but NOT THE SAME PEOPLE. The Arabs didn’t DOMINATE THE MIDDLE EAST UNTIL THE RISE OF ISLAM. I have met LIGHT SKINNED middle easterns such as iranians(aryans/indoeuropeans) as well as assyrians(not iraqi arabs but REAL ASSYRIANS).

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