The beloved White Jesus of today’s world was Made in America. Despite the absence of a detailed description of Jesus’s physical appearance in the Gospels (though John the Revelator saw the risen Christ apparently with wooly hair and black feet, Rev.-15), there are non-biblical evidences that actually allow us to visualize the Son of God from Nazareth.
(A few inconsequential snippets have been made public - the entire Scrolls is a huge work, which contains the entire old Testament plus many other works). Because after it's fall, Assyria came under the control of the Persian Empire, which was itself a Black Empire.
It then came under the control of Greeks, who were at that time, seeking to merge with the Black Persians, not in denying that they were Black people.
With Jesus as white, Americans could feel that sacred whiteness stretched back in time thousands of years and forward in sacred space to heaven and the second coming …
The white Jesus promised a white past, a white present, and a future of white glory.” As America rose to superpower status in the 20th century she became the world’s leading producer and global exporter of White Jesus imagery through film, art, American business, and Christian missions, and has thereby defined the world’s view of the Son of God.
It is true that versions of the “White Christ” appear in European art as early as the 4th century of the Christian era, but these images coexisted with other, nonwhite representations throughout European history.