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Megyn Kelly of Fox wants you to know Santa is white...

Also, Jesus is white. I really wish someone would tell her that Santa AKA Kris Kringle is also an immigrant who is freely entering into the USA without documentation. Also, he's not real like Peter Pan or Dracula.


In a piece published on Slate this week, Aisha Harris, who is black, wrote about her confusion as a child over Santa’s race. In her piece — titled “Santa Claus Should Not Be a White Man Anymore” — Harris proposes that we change Santa to, well, something that isn’t classified by race, like a penguin.

Writes Harris:

Why, you ask? For one thing, making Santa Claus an animal rather than an old white male could spare millions of nonwhite kids the insecurity and shame that I remember from childhood. Whether you celebrate the holiday or not, Santa is one of the first iconic figures foisted upon you: He exists as an incredibly powerful image in the imaginations of children across the country (and beyond, of course). That this genial, jolly man can only be seen as white—and consequently, that a Santa of any other hue is merely a “joke” or a chance to trudge out racist stereotypes—helps perpetuate the whole “white-as-default” notion endemic to American culture (and, of course, not just American culture).

Plus, people love penguins. There are blogs dedicated entirely to their cuteness. They’re box office gold. Most importantly, they’re never scary (in contrast to, say, polar bears and reindeer). Most kids love Santa—because he brings them presents. But human Santa can be terrifying—or at least unsettling.

And, with a penguin Santa, much Christmas folklore can remain unchanged. Being a penguin, Santa Claus can still reside in a snowy homeland—though for scientific accuracy we’ll need to move him from the North Pole to the South. He can still rock a fake white beard and red suit if he chooses. Since penguins can’t fly, Rudolph and his fellow reindeer will remain a crucial element to getting the job done on Christmas Eve. You may have even spotted a penguin here and there already among the holiday books and Christmas kitsch.

Naturally, this has been a topic of conversation on Fox News and last night on her show Megyn Kelly went to great pains to make sure that any children watching knew that Santa is, in fact, white.

And by the way, for all you kids watching at home, Santa just is white. 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…Just because it makes you feel uncomfortable doesn’t mean it has to change. 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.

Someone should tell Megyn Kelly that Santa, a man who runs a elf sweatshop on a giant, uninhabitable frozen landscape and flies through the air with deer to deliver present to all the world’s children in a single night, is not a person who actually exists.



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Re: Megyn Kelly of Fox wants you to know Santa is white...

Jesus was probably more of a sand****** than the causal ****** that some crackers like to throw the name to.

The Italians made Jesus white.
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While there is no rule that Santa has to be white, how many Santas do you ever see that are non-white?

Must be a slow news day if that is what they are spending time on.
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Originally Posted by resinrats View Post

Must be a slow news day if that is what they are spending time on.
I watch the show on occasion and it's usually a throwaway segment of random topics.
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You should have watched her show last week when she had a cold.
Her voice was so sexy.
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St. Nicholas was Greek. Are greeks white?

Santa Claus as a "mythical figure" began as Sinterklaas. Are Dutch people white?
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Re: Megyn Kelly of Fox wants you to know Santa is white...

Originally Posted by wm lopez View Post
You should have watched her show last week when she had a cold.
Her voice was so sexy.
Because she sounded so man-ish?
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Nothing like a chest full of mucus to get me hot. I'll be her boobs were giant bags of pure snot!
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Santa Clause who rides a sleigh in the sky on reindeers and gives toys to children is a fake person like the tooth fairy or melty man. He can be whatever race anyone wants him to be since he is not real. And Jesus was from the middle east so he his skin complexion is probably closer to a typical African American person then the Nordic looking image as rendered by artists. I thought Megyn Kelly was above the stupidity of the rest of the fox news anchors guess I was wrong.
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Pretty much everyone involved in this story is an idiot.
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Re: Megyn Kelly of Fox wants you to know Santa is white...

What Fox News Doesn’t Understand About Santa Claus

By Aisha Harris

Earlier this week, I argued that our image of Santa Claus should no longer be a white man, but, instead, a penguin. I hoped the piece would come across as a little tongue-in-cheek, while at the same time expressing my real concern that America continues to promote the harmful idea of whiteness-as-default. Over the past couple of days, I’ve received a lot of responses. Some of them were positive—mostly because, as I said in the piece, people love penguins.

But many responses have (unsurprisingly) been negative. I’ve been labeled a “racist” more times than I can count, and more than one person has wondered whether or not I think snow should no longer be white. Some of it’s pretty amusing, actually.

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But the “controversy” reached its apex last night when Fox News’ Megyn Kelly, along with three (white) guests discussed the topic on her show, The Kelly File. Just before diving in, Kelly made sure to emphatically declare, “For all you kids watching at home, Santa just is white.” It doesn’t get much better from there:

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Since Fox didn’t bother reaching out to me personally to debate the issue at hand, I’ll offer up my own response here. Kids, look away …

Santa isn’t real.

Sure, as Kelly File guest Monica Crowley notes, Santa is loosely based on Saint Nicholas, a fourth-century Greek bishop known for secret gift-giving. But while the names “St. Nicholas” and “Santa Claus” are often used interchangeably, modern-day Santa hardly resembles his supposed inspiration, who was depicted as tall and thin and, you know, Greek. He did not have a workshop in the North Pole nor eight faithful reindeer. Santa as we know him today is the result of wild imaginations and creative input from many people across centuries, including, as I noted in my piece, Washington Irving and Clement Clark Moore. He’s utterly divorced from his religious and historical roots.

And yet Kelly and her guests not only say repeatedly that Santa is real and definitely white, they also equate him with Jesus, who, historians generally agree, was a Jewish man who grew up in Galilee. Was he white? Probably not. But the truest answer is that we really don’t know. Also, whiteness is a historical construct. And, again, Santa isn’t real.

“You can’t take facts and then try to change them to fit some sort of a political agenda or sensitivity agenda,” Crowley says at one point. But what she and Kelly fail to realize is that changing “facts” when it comes to Santa is nothing new. And other countries have all sorts of Christmas gift-givers, including the yule goat of Scandinavia and the Three Kings (one each, traditionally, from Europe, Asia, and Africa) in Spain.

Finally, changing Santa does not mean we’re being “politically correct.” It means we’re expanding our perceptions of the “norm.” The argument that Santa must be white spills over into conversations about other, equally fictional characters. Can James Bond or Spider-Man be played by people of color? Why not? And yet some people will tell you—believe me—that they have to be white. Of course, some people also believe that characters who were written as people of color are not actually people of color. Which goes to show how deeply rooted the idea of “whiteness” as the default really is. And that presumption carries over into our everyday lives as well, sometimes with sad results.

I’ll be fine if no one else jumps on board the penguin train and Santa remains a white man. But if you’re seriously emphatic that he is white and must remain white, there’s a good chance that your view of the rest of the world is just as limited and unimaginative. I mean, we are talking about a magical man who slides down your chimney every Christmas Eve. Just so we’re clear.
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Santa Clause who rides a sleigh in the sky on reindeers and gives toys to children is a fake person like the tooth fairy or melty man. He can be whatever race anyone wants him to be since he is not real. And Jesus was from the middle east so he his skin complexion is probably closer to a typical African American person then the Nordic looking image as rendered by artists. I thought Megyn Kelly was above the stupidity of the rest of the fox news anchors guess I was wrong.
Who the fuck is melty man?
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Thanks for not fucking with korean jesus
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There's only one Jesus, and that's Pink Jesus and he has all the answers

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Why was this even on Fox News? Not once is President Obama blamed for something.
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I'd bend her over. She's batshit insane, so the sex must be great!


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Re: Megyn Kelly of Fox wants you to know Santa is white...

Originally Posted by wm lopez View Post
You should have watched her show last week when she had a cold.
Her voice was so sexy.
Fox is basically news porn.
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Originally Posted by Bronkster View Post
Because she sounded so man-ish?
More like Jessica Rabbit's voice.
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Re: Megyn Kelly of Fox wants you to know Santa is white...

Naturally, this has been a topic of conversation on Fox News and last night on her show Megyn Kelly went to great pains to make sure that any children watching knew that Santa is, in fact, white.
Sorry. Children forced to watch fox news should be made wards of the state.

And before you get your granny panties in a knot, this stands for all news channels.

And I wonder if Megyn realizes that all children aren't white?
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melty man is fake?

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