Monday, January 4, 2016

The Messiah has a race problem

“O.K., I know that was bad,” the Messiah said. “That was bad. But answer me this: How can I be racist when I don’t even have a race myself ? I’m not a human—I’m an angel! ”

“You’re clearly white,” Chris Matthews said.

“I don’t identify as white.”

“Do you identify as black?”

“I actually am part black! ” the Messiah said. “I did that thing, that genetic-testing thing that you do through the mail. I’m mostly angel, but part of me is black. I’m almost two per cent black.”

The crowd booed.

"Day of Judgment" by Simon Rich, in The New Yorker

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