Ever wonder why “White Jesus” even remains a topic of discussion? I argue that White Jesus must die (Re-Crucified) so that people of the Black Diaspora can finally throw off the chains of White Christian Hegemony and to re-claim Christianity as a historically Black religion. In my recent article, “White Jesus Must Die: Decoding Black Jesus” (click on link to read article) published by Delos @ the University of Florida Press, (Spring 2022 – doi: 10.5744/delos.2022.1002) I review two iconic paintings of independent artist Janet McKenzie and the Reverend Mark Doox of the Church of St. John Coltrane and the lingering question of the Blackness of Christ.
Used by Permission. Mark Doox, “Coon Christ.”
Used by Permission. Janet McKenzie, “Jesus of the People.” (1999)