On Tuesday, in a region of Arizona once known for its Neolithic settlements, a prominent archeology team made a historic discovery when it unearthed a frequently referenced and formerly elusive racist bone (ulnis bigotris).
The bone has long been a topic of debate in the scientific community. And, despite its previous unattainability, experts have insisted on its existence for centuries, due to voluminous evidence of racism, both in personal and institutional forms.
“Basically, we know that racism is real, because of documented history, and also because of things that are currently happening and being said. Every day. Still,” Dr. Scott Crenshaw, the head of archeology at New College University, said. “People who continue to deny the pervasiveness of racism usually are akin to flat-Earther types—willfully ignorant of facts—or, you know, just, um . . . old and white.”
The discovery of the bone has been heralded as a victory for people who continue to report instances of racist behavior socially, in the workplace, and in the United States government, notwithstanding the assertion of its absence from the body of every single man in power who’s ever made a public statement with thinly veiled bias against races other than his own.