The sun is racist! Two major liberal papers agree the Solar Eclipse of 2017 cuts out black people

The sun is racist! Two major liberal papers agree the Solar Eclipse of 2017 cuts out black people

The dominating event of Monday was the total solar eclipse that cut a path across the United States. Millions of people flocked to the “path of totality” to watch the moon completely cover the sun for two whole minutes.

It was a nice diversion from the divisive identity politics of the time, right up until some idiotic “news” sites managed to somehow inject race into an astrological event.

If you think I’m kidding, I regret to inform you that I don’t think I could make this up even if I wanted to.

Brooklyn Law professor (holy crap someone thinks she’s smart enough to teach?) Alice Ristroph is complaining about the eclipse. She wrote a 4,500-word rant to The Atlantic in which she literally accuses the entire solar system of racism. This is some next-level stuff, guys.

“It has been dubbed the Great American Eclipse, and along most of its path, there live almost no black people. Presumably, this is not explained by the implicit bias of the solar system. Still, an eclipse chaser is always tempted to believe that the skies are relaying a message.”

Hold on, what? Did you actually… “the skies are relaying a message?” What does that even mean, you nutball?

Oh, but wait, it gets better! She then goes on to explain the racial populations of the states in the path of totality and why this is a problem.

“Oregon, where this begins, is almost entirely white,” she began. “The 10 percent or so of state residents who do not identify as white are predominantly Latino, American Indian, Alaskan, or Asian. There are very few black Oregonians, and this is not an accident. The land that is now Oregon was not, of course, always inhabited by white people, but as a U.S. territory and then a state, Oregon sought to get and stay white. Among several formal efforts at racial exclusion was a provision in the original state constitution of 1857 that prohibited any “free Negro or Mulatto” from entering and residing in the state.”

Oregon is one of the more liberal states in the United States. Portland is a hub for mindless progressivism, as is known by anyone who actually pays attention during political discussions. But don’t let that get in the way of a good race-baiting, because we know Alice isn’t.

On the first of August, the Boston Globe political map of the path of totality, noting that it passes through counties that voted for Trump during the 2016 Presidential election. Clearly the sun wants to make America great again.

Can we just classify this as a legitimate mental illness and move on? This is just painful.

H/T: BizPac Review

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