Fox News and Megyn Kelly are Dreaming of a White Christmas

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Fox News aired a segment by Megyn Kelly this week, proclaiming that Santa Claus is, in fact, a white man. Santa Claus is a fictional character based on an actual real person by the name of Saint Nicholas, but Santa himself is not real. Saint Nicholas actually was not white; he was from Turkey and more than likely he was Mediterranean. We can debate the ethnic background of Saint Nick all day long because he is indeed a real person that actually walked the face of the earth. We have paintings of Saint Nick that clearly suggest he wasn't a white man, but this does not negate the fact Santa Claus is a fictional character.

So Santa Claus can be anything we want him to be, because he's not real. The Easter Bunny is gay, for all we know. Leprechauns aren't Irish; they're actually Mexican and unicorns are the biological stepchildren of the flying reindeer. None of these things are real.

You see, this is how fiction works; we morph it to our liking. As a young black kid I never really assumed Santa Claus was white. Yeah he was white on TV but by the time he came to my house he'd change his skin color like a true multi-racial superhero. I assumed he was Hispanic when he visited Latino kids, white when he visited white kids and Asian when he visited Asian children. The actual Saint that the fable was inspired by was not a white guy. He became white over the course of time, just like Jesus, but he actually wasn't white. Megyn claimed most of us wanted Santa Claus to be a non-white person because it makes us feel comfortable.

That happens to be the one thing she said that I actually agree with. This is the precise reason she's wasting valuable air time on a worldwide news network to proclaim to the rest of us that a fictional character that never existed is actually white. This is the precise reason Elvis is viewed as the father of rock & roll even though we all know Chuck Berry gave birth to the genre. The status quo must feel comfortable at all times. The reality is, in America the paradigm is shifting. You will notice at the very top of the food chain everyone looks like Megyn and her colleagues. But a majority of us aren't at the top of the food chain, and that majority is actually a very mixed demographic. She currently represents a very small percentage of the American people. People like Megyn Kelly live in a sheltered bubble, all of her friends think like her and many likely look like her as well. So it's truly a shocker to her that the rest of the world isn't white-washed.

There is no toy factory at the North pole. There is no such thing as Mrs. Claus. Santa isn't a jolly, obese, joyful man with the ownership of a thousand little elves working around the clock to save Christmas. He does not exist, Megyn. He can be a Chinese man in a jump suit for all we know, because he's a figment of our imaginations. There are no boundaries on imagination; if we don't want Santa Claus to be white then life goes on. You clearly have never watched an episode of the Muppet Babies. In the realm of imagination anything is possible, Megyn. If your vision of Santa is a white guy then it's OK, but you can't bring historical facts into an equation that is solely based upon fiction. If you do choose to bring historical facts into the conversation, at least acknowledge the fact that the actual Saint the fable is influenced by was not necessarily white.

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DrSeptimousPretorius
DrSeptimousPretorius

Santa and Jesus were both of the same species as the Sasquatch.

All three have the exact same "worshiphilias imaginarius" DNA sequence.


Michael Jackson was the only true representative of a White Christmas for homo's and sapiens.

JamesMadison
JamesMadison topcommenter

Albinos are white, but Mediterraneans are considered Caucasians. Many who do not originate from Caucasus are considered so. Just as African-Americans are not purely Black, we use such as a description. Get over it.

As to claiming a skin color of a fictional character, why not? Especially when children might be within earshot? Would you be Scrooge and ruin their childhood by proclaiming someone is fictional? Congratulations on being mean.

And her reference to Jesus Christ, same applies, as most born and raised in that region are considered white or Caucasians.


Personally, I find slicing and dicing humanity into groups based on the color of their skin is stupid and narrow minded. I follow Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s dream of grouping people based on the content of their character.

Josh Thompson
Josh Thompson

Technically, Saint Nicholas was Turkish; thus likely a bit "brown."

Robert Tillman
Robert Tillman

Megyn needs to close her mouth while she is ahead she's beginning to make me think seriously about the dumb blonde thing.

Jessica Carr Moran
Jessica Carr Moran

If we truly want to "get over" race then why can't our heroes/fictional characters be people of other races then our own? People in the thread/article mentioned Jesus. Yes, he was depicted as a white male in European paintings but knowing that he was a Jewish man therefore darker skin, dark hair, etc. doesn't make him any less of a Savior for me. If we wanted to hold to the true Saint Nicholas, why can't he be depicted the color he was? I get fictional characters, buying dolls to represent your family. However, I think the better way would be to say I don't care what color this person is b/c there are generous, courageous, intelligent individuals & heroes in all races & I want my children to be exposed to that diversity.

Daryl Sutphen
Daryl Sutphen

WHAT A BUNCH OF IDIOTS! WATCH THE ENTIRE PROGRAM AND YOU WILL SEE THE CONTEXT OF HER STATEMENT.

Wallace Sara
Wallace Sara

how bout some breaking news about news that doesnt matter because oh yeah NOONE CARES!!!!

Marie Fultz
Marie Fultz

I purchased a black Santa this year, but couldn't find any black Mrs. Claus. Then I saw SNL. I'm just gonna put all of Nina's Barbies around him.

Ree Winston
Ree Winston

Now is the time for an apology. I don't think she gave any thought to outcome of her statements. She better try and save face or her ass whichever is on the line.

Tania Novak
Tania Novak

Santa exists in my home but only in spirt. Santa is the spirt of Christmas giving. (that is what I teach my children anyway)

Brian Seim
Brian Seim

For a long while now, this woman needs a CORK REMOVER for Christmas..that or a good vibrator. She is high strung.

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@JamesMadison  "And her reference to Jesus Christ, same applies, as most born and raised in that region are considered white or Caucasians"


Complete bullshit. ... the population of that area more resembled Arabs, Dark Maghrebs, Dark Egyptians -- i.e. Northern Africans


Why LIE to children, to cover and expound an earlier LIE, especially when the lies promote bigoted racial stereotypes?


DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@Wallace Sara  ... who is "noone" ?



JamesMadison
JamesMadison topcommenter

@DonkeyHotay, first and foremost, I believe there is but one race - the human race. This slicing and dicing is foolish and wrongheaded.

Secondly, white, black, brown, red, and yellow. Folks from the Middle east are not black, red, nor yellow. White or brown? From where I grew up, brown was Mexican and SubAsian. I've always considered Middle Eastern more Caucasian than anything else, based on proximity if nothing more.


Perhaps many of us believe those in that region just have a deeper suntan rather than natural skin pigment from birth. And perhaps some like yourself wish to slice and dice the human race into tiny tribal races to discriminate their origins.

But go ahead and tell children when they ask, "Is Santa white?" that Santa is not real. You'll be the most popular person sitting alone some day. Scrooge and the Grinch opened their hearts to children. Oh, they aren't real either, right?

..Matt...
..Matt...

You really do just make up bullshit to fit your preconceived delusions, don't you?

JamesMadison
JamesMadison topcommenter

@DonkeyHotay, that you are completely devoid of humor is a much larger problem than anything I've faced.

If having a child believe in Santa Claus is harmful, well, 93.2% of the population is harming children. (this being the internet, we are free to makeup any stat we wish) The actual number does not matter, we both know in the US that number is quite large, and many of us grew up with the same, as did our parents, and theirs before them. Somehow, our nation has survived.


The most correct thing to be said about Santa's race is that it generally believed to the same as the child's father.


As to Saint Nick, a historical being, from Turkey, could easily be descended from Caucasus region. So poo-poo to your racially biased lies theory.

As to Jesus Christ's heritage, we know he was Jewish, and modern Jews can trace their lineage back to those Jews living in the region where Jesus was born.  Many modern day Jews are considered white, and not given another bigotry-motivated label. (Yes, many are bigoted towards Jews, but you really cannot tell the Jewish person from others since it is not a race, but a belief.)

I will continue to check the race box other, and write down Human. You are free to call yourself as you wish. And others can subscribe a particular race to their Savior. I've seen black Jesus on crosses and portraits, and while not my personal view, I accept that in the spirit in "So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them."

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@JamesMadison " I've always considered Middle Eastern more Caucasian than anything else, based on proximity if nothing more."


Your quaint delusions =/= reality


That you believe telling bigoted racially biased lies to children is acceptable, or even wise, shows just how morally depraved you actually are. 


Disseminating and perpetuating vile racially dominant stereotypes while hiding behind "protecting children" from earlier lies you fed them is incontrovertibly grotesque.



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