Saint Nicholas was a historic 4th-century Christian saint and Greek Bishop of Myra, which is now part of modern-day Turkey. Because of the many miracles attributed to his intercession, he is also known as Nikolaos the Wonderworker. He had a reputation for secret gift-giving, such as putting coins in the shoes of those who left them out for him, and thus became the model for Santa Claus, whose modern name comes from the Dutch Sinterklaas, a corruption of "Saint Nikolaos." His reputation as a Wonderworker and Gift-giver grew among the faithful, and he was eventually given a feast day, December 6th. Saint Nicholas would become the patron saint of sailors, merchants, archers, thieves, children, pawnbrokers and students in various cities and countries around Europe.
The question is, “What was the race of Saint Nicholas?” Just because he is identified as Greek says little about his race as many Hellenized Afrikans have been historically identified as Greeks. He lived during the Arius controversy, and at the Nicea Conference he was anti-Arian and defended the Orthodox Christian position. Arius was an Afrikan, and perhaps Saint Nicolas in his opposition to his ideas was reflecting the Greek worldview, which was antithetical to Afrikan thought. But to be anti-Afrikan in one's thought still does not disqualify a person as Afrikan, as many Hellenized Afrikans adopted a worldview that was philosophically anti-Afrikan. As far as the available evidence, it is insufficient to claim an Afrikan heritage for old Saint Nick. He was a Greek. Claiming saint Nickholas as Black is similar to claiming Cleopatra VII was Black. She too was Greek, though it has been suggested she may have had a slight Afrikan DNA strain.
Saint Nicholas, like Jesus the Christ, and other figures is a combination of a historical person and a mythological figure. Though the Saint was a real person, his life has fused elements of the mythological. The origin of Sinterklaas and his helpers can be traced back to the mythology of Wodan and the Wild Hunt, which saw Wodan leading the hunt riding through the air on his white horse Sleipnir. He was always accompanied by two black ravens, who would listen at chimneys to report to Wodan about the good and bad behaviors of humans. With the coming of Christianity, it was decided by Pope Gregory I that the best way to win the people over to Christianity was to merge their myths with Christian ideas and values. Wodan's mythology was merged with that of Saint Nicolas or Sinterklaas. According to myths Saint Nicholas (Sinterklaas) operated by himself or in companionship with the devil. This was a testament to the triumph of good over evil. It was said that on Saint Nicholas' Eve, the devil was shackled and made his slave. A devil as a helper of the Saint can also still be found in Austrian Saint Nicholas tradition in the character of Krampas. (These were all based on Afrikan cosmology, particularly, the Ausarian Drama, where Heru having been victorious over him evil uncle Set, punishes him by making him the force that propelled the sun across the sky. This was not a triumph of good over evil but of “evil” being used in the service of good.) Other sources suggest that in Germania, Zwarte Piet originally was the devil forced to assist his captor.
Now an even larger issue is how can Afrikan people's claiming of Santa Claus benefit Afrikan Christians? In truth, it matters little if Santa Claus is black, if the same materialism and cultural values that preserve Western “civilization” are inculcated in our children. We need holy days that strength us as a race, as a people. If our celebrations are not designed to serve and generate Afrikan power, then we might as well continue celebrating a white Santa (and a Black Pete).
Let them have their Santa.