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Why is Jesus almost always potrayed as white?

As a person who is NOT white, I am a little offended and upset that pictures of Jesus mostly show Him of white race. No one knows what race He really is, so you could at least make him a little browner, and not have silky, brown hair all the time. Techinically, Jesus is all the races.
 blackrose294 posted over a year ago
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FeelmySwagger said:
Well Jesus was born in Bethlehem, in the nation Israel and seeing that all israelis are whites they made Jesus white.I'm black too. He came to renew the sins of the then sinners and gentiles but as Christ gave the commission for the disciples to preach to all the nations thats how christianity spred. But Jesus was of white israeli's origin but expanded this mandate to all the world. Im sure u see now why he is almost always portrayed as white. this should help

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posted over a year ago 
dreamfields said:
Jesus was a Jew. At that time I would think that he would have had a bit darker complexion, simular to the arabs. Alot of Israel is white because they were dispeares and intermarried with people from other nationalities. You have to remember, the majority of the Jews in Israel today came from/or thier parents from Europe and Russia. What the exact pigment of his skin was, we don't know. We do know that he came to save all men from all races. You could say his love is color blind.
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posted over a year ago 
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I agree with the first sentence. Jesus would have been brown skinned, not white. He is being portrayed as white probably because those who did the paintings were likely white.
MaxandMart posted 4 months ago
Gumball17 said:
Because, as you know, when black babies are born, they are born white and then darken. Seeing as Jesus cannot age, for He is immortal, he is white.
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tinmanusnr said:
because of the paintings done by the renisance painters
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thetscfan121 said:
Because white is purity. DUH!
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posted over a year ago 
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BeastBoyCahill posted over a year ago
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What does that mean?
thetscfan121 posted over a year ago
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*Technically* this is true. White is often used as a symbol for good or pure. Note that I am *not* trying to be racist with this, I am merely stating the facts.
JaseKS posted over a year ago
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I don't agree Jesus is black
JJviolet posted over a year ago
BeastBoyCahill said:
*browner and
*Technically
He's a Jew. He was born in a region of people of that race so that's the (external) race that God gave to him.
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Renarimae said:
It maybe how the European Christians in the Middle Ages portrayed him. But I, and others, believe that since he is a Jew, he most likely doesn't have light skin, blonde hair, and blue eyes, he probably has darker skin, hair, and eyes.
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JJviolet said:
Originally Jesus is African but there are more white Christians than black and Christianity first started in a white country so the white people introduced Christianity to the black
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fillassunshine said:
The reason why people portrayed him as white is because it was at Europe, where the belief is (at the time): the whiter you are the purer. It also explains many other historical injustices (i.e slavery).
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