The controversy continued Monday over Fox News’ Megyn Kelly’s remarks about Santa Claus being white, when an MSNBC host stopped short of calling her a white supremacist and likened President Obama to Santa Claus.
Touré, host of “The Cycle,” mocked Kelly by saying, “Santa Claus is black, he just is,” after playing a clip debating the ethnicity of the mythical figure.
“I, for one, am glad Santa is black because I don’t want my kids worshipping some white dude who flies in to give them stuff,” he said. “Thinking a benevolent white man gives them stuff every year is good training for a life on welfare.”
It shouldn’t come as a surprise that people don’t want someone as powerful as Santa to be black, Touré said.
“The insistence he’s not black and can’t be black strikes me as an attempt to perpetuate white supremacy and to posit that whiteness is somehow normal and central while blackness is other or different,” he said.
“Race is fictional,” he added, not a biological reality.
“You do know there is already a generous, benevolent black man in your children’s lives who lives in a place that is magical, who has given something to each and every American, whether they have been naughty or nice,” the MSNBC host said. “You know who I’m talking about?”
Of course, he was referring to Obama.
Watch the segment here via MSNBC:
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