On November 26, Justin Renel Joseph visited the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York and was horrified by what he saw. Racist artworks, hanging right there on the walls of this so-called “museum.” These works, including but not limited to four specifically named paintings, blatantly misrepresented the hair texture and skin color of an important historical figure:
In each case, the Racist Artworks depict the historical and public figure of Hebrew descent, Jesus Christ, as a blonde haired, fair-skinned, Aryan adult male, despite that an adult male native to the Middle-Eastern region of Hebrew descent who existed from approximately 1 B.C.E. to approximately 33 A.D. would not be genetically disposed to possess such features (i.e., blonde hair, fair-skin and other such Aryan features) and despite that historical accounts of Jesus Christ describe him with hair like wool and skin of bronze color.
Plaintiff suffered “emotional and psychological harm” from exposure to the offending art, and four days later, he sued, demanding among other things that it be removed from the museum.