Is Jesus Christ black?

Can I ask you something about the race of Jesus Christ? There are many theories about where Jesus came from. In the Bible, Jesus is said to be the descendent of many Jewish leaders and prophets. But the race of Jesus remains a mystery. If Mary and Joseph were expected to flee into Egypt and blend in with the locals... show more Can I ask you something about the race of Jesus Christ? There are many theories about where Jesus came from. In the Bible, Jesus is said to be the descendent of many Jewish leaders and prophets. But the race of Jesus remains a mystery. If Mary and Joseph were expected to flee into Egypt and blend in with the locals there, wouldn't they have to resemble the locals there too? If Jesus looked like the Italian model in the Vatican artwork we commonly know his likeness of today, he would stand out like an albino gorilla in the heart of the jungle. No, Jesus was definitely not white skinned. But just how dark skinned was Jesus. Was Jesus a black Jewish man? If we consider the premise that the Egyptians are Africans, that would make Jesus African descent.
Do you think that Jesus Christ is a black man? Do you think that the misinformation of portraying Jesus as an Italian, European man was a way in which whites have dominated blacks for centuries? Or was the misinformation a way in which it would be easier to convert Europeans to follow a man who looked more like themselves? Would this be why the image of an Italian model has been used as the commonly held media image of Jesus Christ, a blue eyed, reddish straight haired, white skinned European man?
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