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CNN: White Jesus image used to kill millions, shows 'history of white supremacy'

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Liberals across various cable news networks are continuing the "freak-out" stirred by Fox News' Megyn Kelly, who said that Santa Claus and Jesus Christ are white. While appearing on Monday's edition of CNN's "OutFront," author Tim Wise said the historic depiction of Christ as white has resulted in slavery and genocide and "speaks to the entire history of white supremacy," Matt Hadro reported at Newsbusters.

"Here's the reality," Wise said. "The image of a white Jesus has been used to justify enslavement, conquest, colonialism, the genocide of indigenous peoples. There are literally millions of human beings whose lives have been snuffed out by people who conquered under the banner of a white god."

Moreover, he said, "black folks can think Jesus is black and view Christ as black, but at the end of the day, the image that has been used to dominate Christianity in this world and on this planet is the white image."

"The white Jesus, white god imagery has resulted in death. That's something folks ought to deal with," he added.

Filmmaker Rochelle Oliver accused Kelly and others of racism against black people for believing Santa Claus is white, Hadro added.

"[P]eople who think like Megyn Kelly believe it's more comfortable for them to believe that there is a white man flying around the earth with magical reindeer than to believe that a black man in the year 2013 can actually be kind, can be loving and can actually be caring toward children," Oliver said.

Defense attorney Mel Robbins said Kelly had nothing to apologize for and called Oliver's statement "absurd."

"Well, I can't imagine Christmas morning at your house, Tim," Robbins said.

Ultimately, Wise said, it was the billions of advertising dollars spent that helped propagate the image of a white Jesus.

Ironically, the White House used a white Santa at Michelle Obama's reading of "The Night before Christmas" at Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, D.C. on Monday.

One would have to ask: Does Oliver think Michelle Obama is racist for using a white Santa?

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