Equality

Jesse Jackson’s Getting Press Over on Christopher Street

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The other night at my favorite unassuming Village bar, Pieces, the Too Ugly For TV revue contained a rousing episode of a game show called “Are You More Racist Than Jesse Jackson?” Drag queens Vodka Stinger and Tallulah DeBayous asked audience members to use terms like “jungle bunny” in a sentence and then the crowd decided if they were more offensive than Jesse. Most of them weren’t. Later in the evening, Vodka blew a fuse and started screaming at an African American patron, who was promptly persuaded to get the fuck out. But THAT wasn’t racist. “He’s just a horrible skank,” explained Vodka, elegantly.