(Written in a hurry after seeing Chioke Nassor’s instagram)
When the world saw God, and saw that she was a black female, it definitely fucked everything up. People couldn’t even focus on the fact that we had seen a physical manifestation of a supreme being, all the talk was just about how she was a girl and she was black.
People were embarrassed. Rich white men in suits would walk down 6th avenue in New York, clearly preoccupied. We fucked up, they thought. We fucked up BIG. WE are the weird ones, and we had no idea. They felt like apologizing but couldn’t because they wanted to apologize not for things they had said but for a posture they had held, for assumptions they had made about talent and power without even articulating.
And then to make it even MORE screwed up, all God wanted to talk about was how much she loved white dudes! She couldn’t get enough of them, thought they were just the best. I’d say she favored them in her discourse. “White dudes are awesome,” she said. “They are smart and great and I think they are terrific.”
She wanted to meet all of them. She’d call out — her voice booming from the sky so that everyone on Earth could hear her — for “Martin Beles” — and Martin would just stay in his house and pretend not to hear. The conversation was going to be too awkward, and he was dodging it. “Come out, Martin,” God said. “I want to see you! You are the coolest. I like how much you are into you music. Come out and tell me about Phil Collins.” But Martin just read his newspaper and didn’t come out.
No laws were changed but suddenly black women were in power everywhere. I don’t even remember any announcements in the Wall Street Journal — just all of a sudden most CEOs were black women.
God was against this! She wasn’t everyone treated equally. “Don’t just promote every black woman because I’m black and a woman, that’s crazy,” she said. But people did it anyway. They felt dumb NOT doing it. God was in charge! How could we not put into power the people who looked most like God. Even God did not have enough influence to prevent it.