jesus did not have blond hair and blue eyes.

“Many Rivers to Cross” [detail]

I am a Chai-Yella Jew thanks to some ancient relatives who must have gotten into the pants of some Babylonian or Macedonian babes. That is the only explanation for my blue eyes. After all, being originally Semites from the Middle East, we were, if not technically Blacks, at least co-liable for a good lynching under the racial categories of the Antebellum and Post-Reconstruction South.

—The Artist Maxy