How to win an argument with white people: “Do you have a problem with brown people?”

How to win an argument with white people: “Do you have a problem with brown people?” By Philip Greenspun.

Here amidst the nearly-all-white Millionaires who Hate Trump there is a small church that, a couple of years ago, decided to burnish its tolerance credentials by hiring an Indian-American pastor. He moved into the parsonage with his husband and their two children, neither of whom share any genetic material (or race) with the two fathers.

As the endowment was drained by this family (total comp, including the real estate value, of about $200,000 per year), some parishioners began grumbling about the minister’s performance. According to these folks, essentially every sermon boiled down to scolding the deplorables among the congregation for insufficient zeal regarding helping undocumented immigrants, fighting for Hillary, etc. They agreed with the minister’s political sentiments, but felt that the sermons were repetitious and boring compared to those offered by his predecessor.

When some of the folks on the congregation’s board raised questions about the minister’s on-the-job performance, he instantly shut them down with “Do you have a problem with brown people?” Game. Set. Match. (On the town’s clay courts, of course!)

hat-tip Matthew