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Fox News Host Megyn Kelly: It’s ‘A Verifiable Fact’ Jesus Was White

by David Badash on December 12, 2013

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Fox News host Megyn Kelly told children last night that both Santa Claus and Jesus are white. In a discussion over a column by a Black author who wrote as a child she felt left out seeing Santa Claus depicted as a white man, Kelly ignored her pain, saying “just because it makes you feel uncomfortable doesn’t mean it has to change.”

But Kelly really should have been looking in the mirror.

While our modern-day Santa Claus is based on a Dutch figure, Sinterklaas, and therefore likely white, Jesus was not.

Kelly, however, falsely insisted that Jesus was white.

“Jesus was a white man too. He was a historical figure, that’s a verifiable fact, as is Santa — I just want the kids watching to know that.”

In fact, assuming the existence of Jesus is real, he was definitely a Jewish man of color, likely olive-skinned, according to one notable expert.

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Hat tip: Media Matters and The Raw Story

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Jilliansaint December 12, 2013 at 11:25 am

Saint Nicholas was Greek/Turkish. So both Saint Nick and Jesus were probably dark. What I find funny is how these Fox news douchebags won't let anyone imagine that these legendary figures from 2000 years ago could have looked different than mainstream white culture says. It's like they're scared black people are trying to take away something that belongs to white people. It's thoroughly paranoid and insane. I feel kind of sorry for them but also kind of scared. It's the 21st century, how can America still be so racist?

camel54 December 12, 2013 at 11:29 am

Jesus was Jewish. Silly cow.

obloodyhell December 12, 2013 at 3:28 pm

Yes, and I know LOTS of Jews with black skin. They're everywhere!!!

OK, wait. Does "Sammy Davis, Jr." count as "lots"?

Never mind.

reinzig December 13, 2013 at 7:21 am

Wow. Such ignorance. There are Jews of all colors, all ethniticities, all over the world.

barbara4tech December 12, 2013 at 12:47 pm

Verifiable? That's absurd. There's no verifiable evidence that Jesus ever existed at all, much less had any specific physical characteristics.

Towanda December 12, 2013 at 2:14 pm

I can't believe this is what passes as news. Anyway, if Jesus of Nazareth, as described in the Bible, did exist at one point in time, it is more likely than not that his skin would have been relatively dark, based upon the climate of modern-day Israel. This assertion that Kelly made on the air, for me at least, constitutes a microaggression against non-white people.

obloodyhell December 12, 2013 at 3:31 pm

I grant it's possible I'm mistaken, but white people don't stop being white people because they have a TAN.

It seems rather inarguable that Jesus was a JEW, which, unless you're converted, generally gets lumped in as "white", in regards to the three main racial distinctions.

The REAL question is, if you understand Jesus AT ALL, is, "Why the hell does his skin color matter in any way?"

When you have an answer for that, then we'll talk.

Towanda December 12, 2013 at 4:08 pm

If you were to take this incident at face value, then Jesus' skin color would not be a point of contention. However, when looking at what Kelly said through a broader historical and sociological context, then other subjects come into play. The United States has a long history of equating "white" with "good" and "black" with "bad." Many justified the capture and enslavement of Africans in the Americas as due to the African people being descendants of Ham, the son of Noah, whom Noah cursed because he uncovered his nakedness. Despite slavery ending, this sentiment has still pervaded our society. Classic studies done by Kenneth and Mamie Clark (1939/1947) had participants shown white and black dolls. The participants were asked questions, like "Give me the doll you would like to play with" and "Give me the doll that looks bad". Their studies showed that children, both white and black, tended to attribute more positive attributions to the while doll and attributed more negative characteristics to the black doll. The associations are still present are still present in our society today, and Kelly acted to promulgate them further. That's why this is a point of contention.

kevin43221 December 12, 2013 at 2:35 pm

There was once a time when an anchor would have been fired for such stupid nonsense. She could never have studied at an accredited school. No one could possibly truly believe that a man from the Middle East was as white as Megan Kelly. Fox needs to run DNA tests on it's employees. Bet their not as white as they think they are. Get this nonsense off the airwaves. STUPID JUST PLAIN STUPID Megan.

BlueStapler December 12, 2013 at 3:35 pm

Of course everyone knows that it is a "true" verifiable fact that Megan Kelly is a stupid A$$, dumb as a doorknob "natural" blonde bimbo who got her job for what's between her legs and NOT for what's between her ears. Really!

obloodyhell December 12, 2013 at 3:36 pm

Just to make sure it's visible, I'm posting my reply above as a specific comment:

I grant it's possible I'm mistaken, but white people don't stop being white people because they have a TAN. This seems rather relevant to some of the people commenting here. And as far as him being "swarthy", as is typical of those living in ME climes, this may cause some racist WASPS born in the 1800s (yeah, lots of those still around) to not classify him as "white", but… no, not really.

It seems rather inarguable that Jesus was a JEW, which, unless you're converted from some other religion, generally gets lumped in as "white", in regards to the three main racial distinctions.

The REAL question is, if you understand Jesus AT ALL, is,
"Why the hell does his skin color matter in any way?"

For that matter, why does the color of Santa's SKIN matter?

And I say to you, if it does, then the key thing you REALLY need to ask is, "Who, exactly, is the racist here?"

When you have a worthwhile answer for that, then we'll talk.

LionWisdom December 12, 2013 at 6:02 pm

Actuallly, Jesus was Aramaic and he was NOT a Jew. He was, however, from the tribe of Judah. This does not mean he was racially Jewsish. So he would have looked Albanian/Greek.

This means that, yes, Jesus was European. Not a anglo white, but a more Greek/Trurkish white.

reinzig December 13, 2013 at 7:25 am

Aramaic is a language, not a background. He (if he existed) was from the tribe of Judah, one of the 12 tribes of Israel….Jewish. There is no such thing as "racially" Jewish. Race is a social construct, not a description of ethnicity. There are Jews of all ethnicities.

LionWisdom December 14, 2013 at 11:38 am

Dude, seriously. I have a masters in Theology and Anthropology. Armenian IS a race. Just Google the Armenian genocide.

Secondly, there are many types of Jews such as there are protestants. HOWEVER< the original 12 tribes of Israel are a RACE. The Orthodox and Khazar Jews consider themselves part of the Jewish race.

Please read the Talmud for more understanding on this.

PS. There are over a dozen confirmed outside the Bible sources stating YESHUA (Jesus) was a real person.

cklamp1969 December 12, 2013 at 7:04 pm

Only on Fox would they debate the race of two mythological figures and call it news worthy…

cklamp1969 December 12, 2013 at 7:11 pm

Let's stop referring to Jesus as a Jew… His religion did not dictate his skin color or his race. He was a HEBREW! Hebrew according to the story of Jesus and Hebrews of that day and in that region and in that climate were what today would be of parts of Jordan and Palastine. THEY ARE NOT WHITE! They are middle eastern. When will white America get their heads out of their racist asses and get an education about things that matter and stop debating like idiots about things that don't.

I am white and I am so ashamed of these sectors of white America that make us look like FOOLS. If Jesus or Santa Claus in your house is black or purple or chartreuse….GO FOR IT! At the end of the day it's all SHIT anyway…carry on…

James_M_Martin December 12, 2013 at 7:14 pm

Poor dumb thing, doesn't realize both Jesus and Santa Claus have something in common: they are imaginary. There never was a Jesus Christ; he was invented mostly by Saul Paul whose sudden realization on the road to Damascus was that there was money to be made by peddling myth. (Then Roman Emperor Constantine got into the act, using monotheism to unite pagan Rome, thereby beginning its downfall, or so Gibbon said.) Santa is a bugaboo just like Satan, and some Christian sects who deny his intrusion into Christianity note the similarity in their names. The lyrics of "Santa Claus is Coming to Town" reveal the point of Christ Krinkle's invention: "so be good for goodness' sake." (At least the song doesn't take the "Lord's" name in vain.) Christmas is nothing but a goldmine for retail merchants. Even the supposed birthdate of the "Savior" was borrowed from the myth of Father Mithras, who happened to be the object of worship, including a baptism in the blood of a bull, for Constantine's armies. There is no god but Man.

starthrower50 December 12, 2013 at 7:48 pm

<div class="idc-message" id="idc-comment-msg-div-766789567"><a class="idc-close" title="Click to Close Message" href="javascript: IDC.ui.close_message(766789567)"><span>Close Message</span> Comment posted. <p class="idc-nomargin"><a class="idc-share-facebook" target="_new" href="http://www.facebook.com/sharer.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fthenewcivilrightsmovement.com%2Ffox-news-host-megyn-kelly-its-a-verifiable-fact-jesus-was-white%2Fnews%2F2013%2F12%2F12%2F80130%23.UqpYvStAJyj#IDComment766789567&t=I%20just%20commented%20on%20Fox%20News%20Host%20Megyn%20Kelly%3A%20It%E2%80%99s%20%E2%80%98A%20Verifiable%20Fact%E2%80%99%20Jesus%20Was%20White%20%7C%20The%20New%20Civil%20Rights%20Movement&quot; style="text-decoration: none;"><span class="idc-share-inner"><span>Share on Facebook</span></span> or <a href="javascript: IDC.ui.close_message(766789567)">Close MessageIt's a verifiable fact that Megyn Kelly and Fox News are both so full of schist that it fountains out the top! WHAT WILL IT CHANGE to document the color of either Jesus', Mary's or Joseph's skin? Will it change their message? No, not one word of it. And Megyn's pronouncement that "just because it makes you uncomfortable doesn't mean it has to change" is dead ass WRONG. That it made a little girl feel left out of religious celebrations is the best justification I can think of for it to change! To hell with Megyn's sensibilities! It's time for HER to feel uncomfortable for a change! It might offer her a taste of something she's clearly lacking: EMPATHY!

starthrower50 December 12, 2013 at 7:53 pm

It's a verifiable fact that Megyn Kelly and Fox News are both so full of schist that it fountains out the top! WHAT WILL IT CHANGE to document the color of either Jesus', Mary's or Joseph's skin? Will it change their message? No, not one word of it. And Megyn's pronouncement that "just because it makes you uncomfortable doesn't mean it has to change" is flat ass WRONG. That it made a little girl feel left out of religious celebrations is the best justification I can think of for it to change! To hell with Megyn's sensibilities! It's time for HER to feel uncomfortable for a change! It might offer her a taste of something she's clearly lacking: EMPATHY!

masterguard08 December 12, 2013 at 9:41 pm

How does she know he was white or even existed? We've no evidence he ever even walked this planet.

Pompey50 December 12, 2013 at 10:54 pm

If the son of the sky fairy ever existed (and I have seen no proof, apart from the ravings of people who lived over a 100 years, after his supposed time) then he was middle eastern, so definitely not white.

If he did exist, then people like this bimbo would be damned to hell……….though maybe not, he did after all consort with prostitutes.

labman57 December 12, 2013 at 11:08 pm

Gotta love those self-righteous conservatives and their alabaster view of the world:
To wit — Santa is white … and so is the Easter Bunny and the Tooth Fairy.

Furthermore, Jesus was a white guy … and of course, so is God.

SeanLiberty13 December 13, 2013 at 11:24 am

Nope; more uneducated trash from the uneducated trash at Faux News. Spoken like a true illiterate white trash Nazi whore. Prove it Frau Kelly.

jhnhff December 13, 2013 at 11:28 am

Its christmass you bitch why would you want to make someone feel bad over something so trivial. WHO gives a shit anyway? Dont you morons have something a little more meaningfull to report on? I could think of a few things like how bias and full of shit our news coverage is or how our economy is going to shit or maybe you can tell us why you even have a job when there is people who are willing to work that cant get a job. You truly are a stupid bitch!!!

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