Or brown certainly. Most definitely not a white man. Its actually great that the European and American god is a Brown Man. Like me.
“Jesus was a white man, too,” Kelly said, launching a national discussion about history, tradition and just how white Christmas should be.
Wrote Jonathan Merritt in The Atlantic: “If he were taking the red-eye flight from San Francisco to New York today, Jesus might be profiled for additional security screening.”
Source – http://www.seattletimes.com/nation-world/what-race-was-jesus-no-one-knows-for-sure/
Of Course Jesus like some Palestinians could have been dark. Since the color/ethnic identity of Jesus’ gentic makeup ie Y-Chromosome is not known – we can even speculate that Jesus could have an African ancestry. Like the Eritreans in Levinsky Park, Tel Aviv (below).
Source – http://only-connect.blogspot.com.au/2011/06/breaking-into-israel-my-eritrean-hero.html
The colour of Jesus’ skin is important. If only because the notion of white-Jesus is improbable.
After one of my recent lectures, a Christian college student approached me and asked if black people are uncomfortable with the fact that Jesus is white. I responded, “Jesus is not white. The Jesus of history likely looked more like me, a black woman, than you, a white woman.”
I wasn’t shocked by this student’s assumption that Jesus was of European descent, or the certitude with which she stated it. When I am in US Christian spaces, I encounter this assumption so often that I’ve come to believe it is the default assumption about Jesus’ appearance. Indeed, white Jesus is everywhere: a 30-foot-tall white Savior stands at the center of Biola University’s campus; white Jesus is featured on most Christmas cards; and the recent History Channel mini-series The Bible dramatically introduced a white Jesus to more than 100 million viewers. In most of the Western world, Jesus is white.
Wikipedia on Arab Christians.