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  • Photo of the Day: Was St. Nicholas "White"?
    • Saint Nikolaos of Myra was of Greek descent -- born in Patara, a Greek colony located in Lycia. His ancestors were from Crete. He migrated to Myra to live with his uncle after his parents' untimely death. For the record, Myra was also Hellenized by the Greeks.

      Yes, Megyn Kelly was politically incorrect. And in the end it matters not what race or color Santa Claus is. He is many different things to different people.

      All this being said, modern day Santa Claus is an evolution of Sinterklaas --not Saint Nikolaos. Sinterklaas rides rooftops upon flying horses, has a white beard, showers young kids with gifts, listens at chimneys. Alas, Sinterklaas is associated with plenty of racist undertones (google: "Sinterklaas and Black Pete").

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