In a world where everything is about race to those on the Left, “environmental racism” is actually a concept that’s taken seriously. Apparently, since minority communities are more likely to be exposed to problems such as pollution and lack of clean drinking water, the environment is automatically a race issue.
The Flint Water crisis is perhaps the most cited “example” of environmental racism — instead of what it should be viewed as: a documentation of the Democrats’ incompetence.
According to the geniuses over at Al Jazeera, black Americans earning between $50,000-$60,000 are more likely to live in polluted neighborhoods than white neighborhoods where citizens make less than that — which they see as “proof” of racism.
It gets crazier.
While much of the news coverage of today’s solar ellipse has focused on educating viewers about the damage it can potentially cause their eyesight, at least one liberal thinks there’s a far greater problem with the eclipse than viewers’ potential blindness. The eclipse, you see, is racist.
According to the Daily Caller, The Atlantic’s very lengthy essay on the failure of the eclipse to occur where a sufficient number of black people reside is entitled “American Blackout.” It clocks in at a remarkable 4,544 words and does not appear to be satire.
Concerning “the Great American Eclipse,” Brooklyn Law School professor Alice Ristroph writes in the rapidly deteriorating magazine, “there live almost no black people” “along most of its path.”
The Atlantic’s longwinded law professor assures readers that “implicit bias of the solar system” is “presumably” not the cause of eclipse’s failure to affect enough black people.
“Still, an eclipse chaser is always tempted to believe that the skies are relaying a message.”
Oregon, where the eclipse will first appear in the continental United States, “is almost entirely white. There are very few black Oregonians, and this is not an accident.” It’s totally on purpose in 2017, The Atlantic claims, because the Pacific Northwest state had a “racial exclusion” clause in its original 1857 constitution.
The Atlantic notes that the eclipse will then move toward Wyoming and Idaho, which also have very low populations of black people.
After an extensive discourse criticizing the U.S. Census, The Atlantic tells readers that the eclipse will travel through Nebraska, Kansas, Iowa and Missouri. In this section of its essay, The Atlantic manages to drop the names of Bruce Springsteen, Jesse James, Eminem, Chelsea Manning, Michael Brown and Howard Zinn (a shallow socialist writer panned even by most serious socialists).
Next, The Atlantic traces the path of the eclipse to “overwhelmingly white rural areas” in the Deep South. There’s much discussion of the Civil War and much talk about “the glib view” America’s commoners have concerning Civil War history. Dylann Roof, who murdered nine people in the name of white supremacy, rates a mention.
In its final paragraph, The Atlantic concludes that the United States is “still segregated” and has “debts that no honest man can pay.” Cryptically, the magazine suggests, “the strange path of the eclipse suggests a need for reorganization” of the entire American political system.
The Atlantic classifies its article about the path of the eclipse in the category of “science” even though nothing remotely approaching science appears in any of the 4,544 words.
Bear in mind, this solar eclipse is a big deal because it’s the first visible from North America since 1979 – the key words being “from North America.” There have been dozens other solar eclipses during the 21st century – some of them even visible from Africa.
Those must’ve been the anti-racist eclipses, of course.