Lemony Snicket Makes Series of Racist Jokes at National Book Awards

Andy Cush · 11/20/14 10:55AM

After Jacqueline Woodson accepted the National Book Award in young people's literature for her memoir Brown Girl Dreaming last night, host Daniel Handler shared a "joke" about her with the audience: she's allergic to watermelon. Get it? Because she's black. You can feel the tension in the room through your screen.