Santa Claus and Jesus are Black.
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Any racial humor must be utilized with tact.
Con admits the origin of Jesus as being born of Arabian ethnicity, I will not debate that Jesus was of Middle-Eastern Jewish decent.
The Bible presents very little evidence as to the actual skin and hair of Jesus, his true lightness or darkness in skin and hair color is an unknown and the subject is very debatable.
Arab, Arabian, Arabia, the Arabic Peninsula, the Arab World, and the Arab Nation is highly heterogeneous (diverse) and includes many countries stretching from far Northeastern Africa including Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, to Libya, Egypt, Sudan, Somalia, through Saudi Arabia to Syria, and Iraq. Jesus being born Arabian does not indicate any country of origin, only an approximate area of the world. However, a majority of the Arab World is established in Northern Africa.
In America, right or wrong, people try to sort others based on appearance as well as ethnic background. Hispanic ethnicity from South and Central America being labeled brown. Caucasian European ethnicity labeled white. Asians are labeled yellow and Native Americans labeled red (they actually own a football team).
In this country, Somalians, Moroccans, Sudanese, Algerians........are all referred to as black, no matter how white their skin appears to be, because they are from Africa and Africans in America are not differentiated based on their specific geography in Africa. Being a part of the Arabian World makes no difference, they are still considered by most to be black. However, this statement is not true of Boers or Afrikaneres, as they are still considered to be white by many in the US.
In this country we have yet to solidify the color, black, brown, yellow, purple, green......of all Arab people. So are Arabs white?, I would argue, if Arabs were white, Americans would be much more accepting of the Arabs that are currently here. Also a majority of the Arabic World is based in North Africa. While in America, we call Arabs from North Africa, black. Most sadly, in the US, very few refer to Arabs as the horribly derogatory racial slur of sandn*****s, which only gives a small indication as to what color some might refer to an Arab in this country.
Currently, in Christian Religion, a majority of Caucasians, would prefer for Jesus to be white, they picture a white Jesus in their prayers, however this is not a fact, nor "The Truth".
In America today, if Jesus introduced himself to someone as an Arab, that did not know him as Jesus Christ, he would likely be labeled, black.
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Vote Placed by Blade-of-Truth 2 years ago
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Reasons for voting decision: This was a tough debate to judge because it kinda just died out towards the end. If I take into consideration that Con conceded the first half of the resolution, and also consider the 2nd half which was left hanging, I award the win to Pro.
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