I was tipped off to Mallory Ortberg’s blog post, The N-Word, White People, and The Garden of Eden via a tweet by staff writer for The Daily Beast, Jamelle Bouie, who called it “the most brilliant thing on the internet today.” I would have to agree. What sayeth you?
Ortberg, author of the site, The Toast, imagines white people in the Garden of Eden pleading with God to use the N-Word, even if just once…
“And the Lord God spoke to white people, saying, All other words you may gladly say, and yet this n-word you may not speak, just the ONE word that’s off-limits. Literally just the one. Look at all the other words I have made for thee in this thy garden. Try saying all of them. There’s so many. “
Read Ortberg’s full article at www.the-toast.net
SOURCE: www.the-toast.net, The N-Word, White People, and The Garden of Eden, by Mallory Ortberg, December 11, 2013
photo credit: www.commons.wikimedia.org, Jacob de Backer, Garden of Eden