Ever wonder why “White Jesus” even remains a topic of discussion? I argue that White Jesus must die so that people of the Black Diaspora can finally throw off the chains of White Christian Hegemony and to re-claim Christianity as a Black religion. In my recent article, “White Jesus Must Die: Decoding Black Jesus: The Iconography of Coon Christ and Jesus of the People” 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.

Coon Christ by Mark Doox.

Black Jesus by Janet McKenzie