I was less than sparkling because it just didn't sound like me.

My mind was racing. I try not to generalise about racial groups. It's wrong. But there he was, reading the question to me. I ended the session poorly, nailed for speaking in the name of black people without a source nogal, and after the show the entire membership of the EFF sat on my Twitter account and did the same.

"Did I really say that?" I asked him during a commercial break.

"Yes," he said, "on March 4."

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