“For all you kids watching at home, Santa just is white.”
Though the Santa Claus who I grew up with was white, I have seen more than enough African-American Santas to know that his race is malleable depending upon culture.
Regardless of his country of origin and the race of the first Saint Nicholas, Santa is a make-believe character.
Do we really think that the Haitian version of Santa Claus needs to be white?
Of course, these stupid words (along with the assertion that Jesus was also white) come from a white, affluent, blonde women who is speaking for four other white, presumably affluent people on the issue of race and Santa Claus.
Only on Fox News could you find four white people debate the opinion of an African American writer and her feelings towards a white Santa.
Fox couldn’t find one African American to weigh in on the matter?
When I see journalism like this, I always remind myself of these facts:
- The median age of the Fox News viewer is over 65.
- Over the past five years, Fox’s average number of viewers has fallen from 557,000 to 379,000.
- Fox News is speaking to an elderly demographic.
- Fox New is running out of viewers because they are dying.
- Fox News will soon be irrelevant.
Megyn Kelly has since issued a not-apology in which she claimed that her remarks in this “light-hearted segment” were “tongue in cheek, and that the entire segment on her “very powerful news network” was done in the spirit of humor and was not meant to be serious at all.
I actually think her not-apology is more offensive than her initial statement. It’s like the high school bully who calls you names for a week and then claims that he was just joking when the teacher overhears his remarks.