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THE ATLANTIC: Racism to Keep Blacks from Observing Solar Eclipse
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August 19, 2017, 03:46 PM
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From The Atlantic:
American Blackout

A tour of the solar eclipse’s path reveals a nation that fought to maintain a different sort of totality.

ALICE RISTROPH AUG 18, 2017

… 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.

It is the unanimous, if seldom wholly articulated, opinion of media interns living in Brooklyn on checks from Nana that Flyover America must do penance for its racism by taking in most of the black people now living in more woke places such as, well, Brooklyn.

The media people gentrifying Bed-Stuy will be sorry to see their vibrant black neighbors depart, but they are willing to make that sacrifice to bring the blessings of diversity to those vile racists in the heartland.

Update. From an Anonymous commenter:

The SPLC should go to court and stop this eclipse! But they need more money money to do it. Give Now!
Commenter Achilles observes:
Wait, there are blacks in Kansas City, St. Louis, Nashville and Charleston?

Oops, we need to flip the meme!

American Blackout

ALICE RISTROPH AUG 18, 2017

… 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 its path live many black people.

Just like systemic racism and white privilege eclipse the progress of blacks in American society, so will the Great American Eclipse cast many blacks into darkness during its occurrence.

[Comment at Unz.com]