(Jesus is the one on the right.)
So maybe it’s not such a big deal that whites draw Jesus as white even though he was from the Middle East. However:
- We have enough knowledge to try to create a more plausible image of Jesus, and don’t bother to do it.
- That’s because “White Jesus” is a symptom of people wanting to cast Jesus in their own image, rather than the other way around. (It’s not limited to Caucausians, but that’s the culture I live in.)