DEAR MEGYN KELLY: IS SANTA CLAUS IRISH?
Megyn Kelly of Fox News told viewers last night that Santa Claus is white, as was Jesus. This was in response to a Slate piece recommending that we replace our traditional Santa Claus with a Santa that transcends race -- a penguin, actually -- as a more appropriate mythical figure for a multi-ethnic world.
I just want to point out that while the author of the Slate essay, Aisha Harris, is African-American, non-whites don't have a monopoly on the wish to see a Santa that looks more like themselves. This rather pricey item, for instance, is sold out as I type:
Precious Moments sells Italian and Polish and German and Norwegian and Russian Santas. And I'm sure I've just scratched the surface.
My people like to express ethnic pride at this time of year in song -- here's a timeless classic forom one of my paesans:
And here's a newer one:
And, of course, Real Americans do this as well:
So let's be a little more understanding, OK, Megyn?