VIDEO: The Impact of Jesus’ Portrayals as “Caucasian”

Jesus in a European painting

Throughout history, Jesus Christ has been often depicted as being the same thing: white. That representation has become a global standard with origins that can be traced back past the crusades and even beyond. But what about the personal impact a White Jesus can have? How does it shape the views of a nation or even an individual?

Culturs spoke with four individuals of varying ethnic and religious Christian backgrounds and asked what they thought about Jesus being portrayed as predominately white, and it was surprising to see how deep the socialization of a white Jesus runs. So what have you been socialized to believe?



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