Awkward! In one of the funniest moments ever on television, white supremacist Craig Cobb found out he’s part black, or Sub Saharan African, to be exact. A stunned Cobb received the news on a UK talk show while sitting next to a black woman in an African hat who could not stop laughing when the results were read. The television show host, Tricia Goddard, who is also black, then tried to fist-bump Cobb and called him “bro,” but he wasn’t having any of it. He called the results “statistical noise” (whatever that is).
The audience broke into peals of hysterical laughter and clapping when Cobb’s DNA results were read out loud on the air, and the white supremacist sat with a dazed expression before suggesting the results were not meaningful and calling them “short science,” (again, whatever that is).
Cobb has plans to transform the town were he lives in North Dakota into what he calls a “white enclave.” It is unclear what a “white enclave” would entail other than a hopelessly dull homogenous town full of racists. According the The Daily Mail, Cobb is a fugitive on the run from the law for at least one hate crime. He moved to the small town of Leith, North Dakota and quietly began purchasing lots of land for the sole purpose of turning Leith into a town where only whites are allowed to live. A town such as that is illegal, and any compliance with creating such an environment is a felony and could result in federal charges. The Fair Housing Act of 1968 states:
Title VIII of the Civil Rights Act of 1968 (Fair Housing Act), as amended, prohibits discrimination in the sale, rental, and financing of dwellings, and in other housing-related transactions, based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, familial status (including children under the age of 18 living with parents or legal custodians, pregnant women, and people securing custody of children under the age of 18), and disability.
Based on the Fair Housing Act, anyone who knowingly who sold a plot land or any property to Cobb while they were aware of his intentions would most likely be in violation of the Fair Housing Act.
Sherril and Bobby Harper, town residents, are the only biracial couple living in the town. Mr. Harper is black, and recently, they found a disturbing note pinned on their door that stated Mrs. Harper should join white supremacist Cobb’s movement and asked why she was married to “a Negro.”
On the show, Goddard told Cobb “you have a little black in you,” to which he shook his head no. He used the N word and said he is “a border guard for the pure breds.” He dismissed the DNA test as fake and said that he is “ready to fight” to “keep the frontline in the war.” (Uhm, what war?) On a previous show, Cobb demeaned the Harpers in person. He also has used horrible racial epithets to describe blacks.
Perhaps Mr. Cobb is vastly ignorant or perhaps he is mentally ill. DNA proves that all humans are the same and that we all originated one way or the other, out of Africa. Race is meaningless at a scientific level and should also be so at a practical level.
It was an awkward moment when white supremacist Craig Cobb found out he is part black, but instead of feeling bad about it, he should educate himself a bit about evolution. If he did, he would realize that all humans are the same. Meanwhile, the Feds really need to investigate his plans because those plans could result in a felony.
An editorial by Rebecca Savastio