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How Jesus Became So Widely Accepted as White

Here’s How Jesus Became So Widely Accepted as White

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By Felice León, The Root — It’s no secret that Jesus Christ, known in Christian circles as the Son of God, is often depicted as a white man. But, how did the Son of God become so widely accepted as a European? After all, there are very few physical descriptions of Jesus in the bible. Keri L. Day, an associate professor of Constructive Theology and African American Religion at the…

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