Contrary to what you might see in a Western church or an art gallery, Jesus was not white. He was a brown-skinned, Middle Eastern Jew. In our society, its clear representation and diversity matter very much and can be very powerful tools to help others. This applies for media, much more a prophet. Portraying Jesus as he truly looked, might help subside the anti-Semitic, and xenophobic views some alleged Christians have. Continuing to imagine Jesus as white, when he was undeniably not, is by definition, racist, as it promotes the notion that a particular race is superior to another.