The big hoopla right now is … no, not the president’s lie about keeping your insurance. No, not the NSA unconstitutionally monitoring your phone calls. It is, of course, the controversy over Santa Claus being white.
Now, here’s the thing: he is.
Or was. I mean, dead Greeks are white, right? Like 3rd century dead Greeks. Most Greeks today, and for centuries, have skin that’s a little darker than mine, but lighter than some other people. Now, there are Caucasoid, Mongoloid, Negroid, and Australoid races. Early classifications included Australoid as Negroid, but that’s no longer the case.
Anyway, Greeks? Caucasoid. White people, anthropologically speaking. Which means, Saint Nicholas of Myra was white.
Maybe that’s not the Santa Claus you were thinking of. Sinterklaas, perhaps? Well, Sparky, that’s the same dude. That’s St. Nicholas in the Netherlands and places like that. And he’s really white.
Now, there are other traditions that got all mixed in together. A little bit of Odin (white), some German (white) traditions, English (white) traditions, and so forth. Bunch of white folks all mixed together make up Santa Claus.
So, yeah, Santa’s white.
But, does that mean he’s only for white folks? That’s just plain silly.
Now, if Santa’s being white pisses you off, that’s your problem. If you want to work Santa into your Christmas celebration, that’s fine. And, if you’re not yourself white, and want to dress up like Santa, go ahead. There’s nothing wrong with that.
If you are, say, black, and you want to dress up as Santa, go ahead and do that. But, don’t put white makeup on. It’s rude for some white person to wear black makeup, and it’s rude for a black person to wear white makeup. Unless it’s for playing Ronald McDonald.
Heck, if you’re a woman and want to dress up like Santa, that’s fine too. Hell, dress your dogs and cats up like Santa. It’s all good.
It’s Christmas. Enjoy the season. If you want to get all worked up over black and white stuff, you can do that the rest of the year. Or, just become a Democrat. Then, you get to be all black-white divisive all year long.