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  1. ConserveGov

    ConserveGov said, almost 3 years ago

    Yep! Still not sure why some black activists are making a big deal that Santa is White.
    Wait a minute! The Easter Bunny is White too!!
    Conspiracy? Hmm…….

  2. Stipple

    Stipple said, almost 3 years ago

    The Groundhog is a rodent of color.
    Is that because his holiday is nonreligious?

  3. watmiwori

    watmiwori said, almost 3 years ago

    @ConserveGov

    Definitely a Conspiracy! Heads will roll!

  4. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, almost 3 years ago

    Santa is as green as a twenty dollar bill. But he’s also comes in plastic of all colors.
    Christmas on the other hand, is multicolored and in ‘theory’, all about family, friends, compassion, and caring.
    Having seen Ms. Kelly’s original statement in all of its vehemence and certainty regarding the color of Santa and Jesus, I found her comment that it was all ‘tongue in cheek’ to be a bit disingenuous.
    Merry Christmas folks.
    Sincerely,
    C.

  5. Jase99

    Jase99 GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    @ConserveGov

    Yep! Still not sure why some black activists are making a big deal that Santa is White.

    I’m still not sure why anyone needs to make a big deal over some kids thinking Santa isn’t white. Who the #$%^ cares if some kids believe a fictional character is black, Asian, or Latin???

    Conspiracy? Hmm…….

  6. Kip W

    Kip W said, almost 3 years ago

    A resident of that place at that time would in fact be of middle eastern appearance. Santa, however, is green because only a martian could possess such superhuman abilities. Martians can change their appearance, I hear.

  7. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, almost 3 years ago

    I found her original statement silly, NFL. I found her attempt to get out from under the criticism it evoked, and her calling it race baiting, to be disingenuous. Did you see the original comment and the following explanation on how it was all supposed to be ‘humor" that followed?
    She seemed very serious, and even angry, at the idea someone might call Santa anything other than white.
    Once again, it’s just as silly as those who were upset to see Nick Fury portrayed by Samuel L. Jackson. After all…. Sargent Fury was a white guy!
    Take care, NFL.
    Sincerely,
    C.

  8. motivemagus

    motivemagus said, almost 3 years ago

    Um, actually St. Nicolas was Turkish. Not so white.

  9. motivemagus

    motivemagus said, almost 3 years ago

    Oh, and Jesus was Jewish and thus Semitic, so unlikely to look like those portraits you see a lot in the US.

  10. Kit Walker

    Kit Walker GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    Lycia was in Southern Turkey. Turks then and now would consider themselves dark, not white.

  11. wbr

    wbr said, almost 3 years ago

    per wikipedia//Nicholas was born a Greek

  12. braindead08

    braindead08 GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    Fox “news” at its finest.
    -
    That Megan Kelly. She sure is humorous, ain’t she?

  13. Uncle Joe

    Uncle Joe GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    After Megyn Kelly got caught on the wrong side of facts & human decency, she tried to pass it off as a joke. I wonder if she ever makes comments on Gocomics?

  14. Robert Landers

    Robert Landers said, almost 3 years ago

    @Uncle Joe

    Heck, for all we know, she could be NFLRedskins!

  15. Uncle Joe

    Uncle Joe GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    @motivemagus

    Um, actually St. Nicolas was Turkish. Not so white.

    Saint Nicholas was born in Lycia, part of what is now Turkey. The Turks were just starting to arrive in Anatolia, but I’ve had it pointed out to me that Nick was almost certainly not a Turk. He might have been an ethnic Greek, but more likely native Lycian, who had thoroughly adopted Greek customs, but were not closely related. Definitely not so white!

    The term “white” has changed in definition, over the years. 100 years ago, Greeks were not considered “white” by American Protestants, let alone the inhabitants of Anatolia.

    One of the other traditions that merged into the modern “Santa Claus”, was Joulupukki, the Yule Buck. Literally, a Christmas goat. In the 19th Century, Joulupukki merged with the Father Christmas/Santa Claus human figure.

    I find histories of people, both real & fictional to be interesting. People who make definitive statements about evolving fictional characters are fools, tho…

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