C'mon, who was white where Jesus lived back then.
That's like in 2 thousand years if people thought Benjamin Franklin was black. How if he would have been a slave like if Jesus was white, and everybody else was black, they would have been freaked out. Who do you know Jewish that was born with blond hair and blue eyes? Jews are'nt white, just like real Italians from Italy are not white get it through your head people!
Answer on Why did people depict Jesus as a white man?
Because white men were painting the pictures.