If you were one of the millions of people outside watching the solar eclipse yesterday, you are a racist for watching the racist eclipse!
That’s at least the take of Brooklyn Law School professor Alice Ristroph, who used a staggering 4,544 words in The Atlantic to explaining why the phenomenon of the moon blocking the sun just wasn’t diverse enough for her tastes.
Ristroph wrote an essay that uses the path of totality as a literary mechanism to explore the United States’ troubled racial history. Evidently, according to Ristroph the path of totality crosses a swath of the United States in which there live “almost no black people.”
This is one of those that you would think was satire, but unfortunately, it is not:
“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.”
Seriously folks, as difficult as her line of racist reasoning is, it is clear that she should be a candidate for a mental ward, not a law professor.
Maybe she penned it for name recognition, knowing the insanity would go viral!
But she does get worse! Seriously! Now everyone knows that Oregon is a very liberal state. But she defies insanity to go on anyways:
“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.”
Yes, folks… the world has gone mad. Liberals long ago crossed the line of any reason into immense insanity!
Hopefully they have jumped the shark to such an extent that they are rejected again for many generations. Well I can hope can’t I?
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