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Partial Solar Eclipse Sun Moon Earth Shadow STUPID: The Atlantic says the eclipse was "racist" because it was visible by too many white people.
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If a nickel were given to every single American every time a leftist made a comment about race, we would all be millionaires. From their never ending lectures on white privilege, their insistence that institutional racism exists within our criminal justice system, or their constant remarks about how oppressive the capitalist system is to people of color, it's fair to say that the liberals rarely go even five minutes without thinking about race.
Case in point: Last month, The Atlantic published a rather lengthy article entitled "American Blackout," in which the author of the piece, Alice Ristroph, seemed to suggest that the recent solar eclipse was racist because it wasn't seen by many black people. And for those who are wondering, no, it was not satire.
In the article, which was published just three days before the solar eclipse, Ristroph explained, "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." Then came the part where Ristroph somehow connected astronomy to racism: "It has been dubbed the Great American Eclipse, and along most of its path, there live almost no black people."