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Old 08-21-2017, 05:20 PM
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This piece sounds like something from The Onion and cracked me up. It HAS to be satire, right?

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If you were thinking about sun-watching parties or having a good time with the solar eclipse glasses, you better cancel everything and let the white guilt sink in. Believe it or not, The Atlantic magazine predicted on Monday that the total solar eclipse is brutally racist.

At first glance, its headline “American Blackout” seems to be an attempt to one-up the Boston Globe. This media outlet claimed that the sun, dastardly conservative that it is, was biased towards President Trump supporters, given the fact that the swath of America that will witness 100 percent coverage is made up, mainly, of counties that went for the Republican in the 2016 election.

But no, the piece, which was unsurprisingly penned by the university professor Alice Ristroph of Brooklyn Law School, insists that the solar system has it out for minorities. In fact, the professor says this solar system exhibits clear signs of “implicit bias.”


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On the essay, Ristroph explained that Oregon, where the eclipse will begin, is almost entirely white, while only 10 percent of state residents who do not identify as white are predominantly American Indian, Alaskan, Latino, or Asian. On the other hand, the professor pointed out that these statistics show that there are very few black Oregonians.

Additionally, Ristroph said that the Great American Eclipse will travel from Oregon through Idaho and Wyoming, catching a tiny unpopulated piece of Montana as well. Given this fact, the professor said that percentage-wise Wyoming and Idaho are whiter than Oregon, and shares the similarity of not having too many black people, while the few non-white residents are mostly Latino, Alaskan and American Indian.

Presumably, this professor is making a shameful attempt at showcasing the systemic racism that in the nation’s heartland since she weaves her way along the sun.-and-moon’s path through the Midwest and deep south. In fact, this piece could make a liberal believe that she finds plenty to complain about with each successive state the poor celestial bodies are forced to carelessly tumble over in their gravity-orchestrated white supremacist march.
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Ultimately, the professor bemoans that even where the eclipse could access larger black populations, it seems to deliberately skirt them, such as in Mississippi, where the sun takes what can be described as a deliberate turn over Trump supporter-rich rural country. Of course, this could be considered as a vulgar display of cosmic discrimination considering that it´s not saving its show for major cities along the Gulf Coast where the populations are way more diverse.

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Old 08-21-2017, 05:40 PM
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It's real alright...The nutball Atlantic driving the train...

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On August 21, 2017, a total solar eclipse will arrive mid-morning on the coast of Oregon. The moon’s shadow will be about 70 miles wide, and it will race across the country faster than the speed of sound, exiting the eastern seaboard shortly before 3 p.m. local time. 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. It is a matter of population density, and more specifically geographic variations in population density by race, for which the sun and the moon cannot be held responsible. Still, an eclipse chaser is always tempted to believe that the skies are relaying a message. At a moment of deep disagreement about the nation’s best path forward, here comes a giant round shadow, drawing a line either to cut the country in two or to unite it as one. Ancient peoples watched total eclipses with awe and often dread, seeing in the darkness omens of doom. The Great American Eclipse may or may not tell us anything about our future, but its peculiar path could remind us of something about our past—what it was we meant to be doing, and what we actually did along the way. And if it seems we need no reminding, consider this: We tend to backlight our history, and so run the risk of trying to recover a glory that never existed. When the light in August changes, watch carefully.

Oregon, where this begins, is almost entirely white. 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.

From Oregon, the Great American Eclipse will travel through Idaho and Wyoming. (It will catch a tiny unpopulated piece of Montana, too.) Percentage-wise, Idaho and Wyoming are even whiter than Oregon. And as in Oregon, but even more so, the few non-white residents of Idaho and Wyoming are not black—they are mostly Latino, American Indian, and Alaskan. The astronomers tell us where lies the path of totality; the census tells us where live the people and what colors they are. The census is detailed, and precise, but its very categories should bring unease. A census is not just a matter of counting; it involves assessing and classifying and evaluating. This is particularly true of the U.S. census, a window into this nation’s dreams of totality and its always dangerous compromises.
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I cant seem to get to the original story the piece is about. Any links that work?
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I cant seem to get to the original story the piece is about. Any links that work?
Mine works perfectly...It just goes to the bottom of the page so you have to scroll up...
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I think the link knows I aint one of you.
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Pretend your a nazi racist and click here.

https://www.theatlantic.com/science/...e-race/537318/
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It worked. I wont tell everyone you let me in. I take it from the OP the original poster is trying to say the Moon itself is racist, which indeed would be stupid. But just glancing through the article I notice this: "The shadow of the moon doesn’t care where it falls or who lives below."

Shall we discuss the rest of the article?
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This piece sounds like something from The Onion and cracked me up. It HAS to be satire, right?







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You can read the entire entertaining piece here: https://conservativedailypost.com/th...eid=db76d4b148
boy they sure can dig up the dirt to make you look down on African Americans
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boy they sure can dig up the dirt to make you look down on African Americans
Most of us do not look down on anyone because of the smut that is printed about them. We look down on those who print it, publish it, or believe it.
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Basically the OP is a lie. But hey, they aint haters, just ask them.
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