It may be Friday, but The New York Times brain trust is still hard at work.

This tweet by columnist Nick Kristof:

Inspired editorial writer Brent Staples to pull some, um, information out of his magic hat:

Is that so?

The only thing worse than racism is all those white people, right?

For what it’s worth, Ta-Nehisi Coates totes agrees with Staples:

So you know it’s a super-smart take.