America the beautiful

The military took note of comedian Hasan Minhaj’s new Netflix show, Patriot Act, when it debuted on Sunday.
Minhaj did a segment that cited offensive language, the term “Negro blood”, in an online manual for troops deploying to Saudi Arabia. It described the Saudi population as “mainly composed of descendants of indigenous tribes that have inhabited the peninsula since prehistoric times with some later mixture of Negro blood from slaves imported from Africa.”
Minhaj cracked, “Oh, America. Even in boring technical manuals, you still somehow manage to be racist.”
Four days after the episode went live on Netflix, the U.S. Central Command apologized.

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