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The Eclipse Is Racist – According to the Atlantic

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posted on Aug, 21 2017 @ 11:33 AM
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No. Now somebody is claiming the Eclipse is racist !!

According to an article that cites another article or something, the path of the Eclipse does not include enough Black People !!

Well now I've heard everything.


The Eclipse Is Racist Because It Fails To Affect Enough Black People, The Atlantic Suggests


The Eclipse Is Racist – According to the Atlantic

The Atlantic, a once-great magazine, has determined that the total eclipse of the sun due to occur on Monday will fail to affect enough black people.

The Atlantic’s very lengthy essay on the failure of the eclipse to occur where a sufficient number of black people reside is entitled “American Blackout.” It clocks in at a remarkable 4,544 words and does not appear to be satire.

Concerning “the Great American Eclipse,” Brooklyn Law School professor Alice Ristroph writes in the rapidly deteriorating magazine, “there live almost no black people” “along most of its path.”

The Atlantic’s longwinded law professor assures readers that “implicit bias of the solar system” is “presumably” not the cause of eclipse’s failure to affect enough black people.





edit on Aug-21-2017 by xuenchen because: darkshadows




posted on Aug, 21 2017 @ 11:38 AM
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a reply to: xuenchen

I guess they'll have to take it up with the sun.

Crazy!


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posted on Aug, 21 2017 @ 11:40 AM
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Now wait...

Since anyone along the path of the Eclipse are in greater danger of burning their retinas, that means the Eclipse is indeed racist - against Whites!

The Solar System's agenda has just been exposed, and it happened right here on ATS.




posted on Aug, 21 2017 @ 11:41 AM
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So they're saying the Moon is racist???

Who knew?

wow.....




posted on Aug, 21 2017 @ 11:41 AM
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originally posted by: ADSE255
a reply to: xuenchen

I guess they'll have to take it up with the sun.

Crazy!


Maybe it's the CO2 causing an altered route?

It's the "alt-Sun" doing it !!

The "alt-Climate" !!




posted on Aug, 21 2017 @ 11:41 AM
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a reply to: xuenchen
Is it possible that the article was written tongue-in-cheek?
Deliberate satire?



posted on Aug, 21 2017 @ 11:42 AM
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Right now...photos from Oregon...looks like the Sun has a Hitler haircut.

#NaziSun



posted on Aug, 21 2017 @ 11:43 AM
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a reply to: xuenchen

So even mother nature is a racist?
Hahaha, you can't make this stuff up!



posted on Aug, 21 2017 @ 11:43 AM
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originally posted by: IAMTAT
a reply to: xuenchen

Right now...photos from Oregon...looks like the Sun has a Hitler haircut.

#NaziSun


Time to organize some protests !!

It MUST BE astrology !!

Bad and wicked and evil !!




posted on Aug, 21 2017 @ 11:45 AM
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originally posted by: DISRAELI
a reply to: xuenchen
Is it possible that the article was written tongue-in-cheek?
Deliberate satire?



Possibly.

But how many "People" will actually believe this ?

That's the question of the hour.




posted on Aug, 21 2017 @ 11:46 AM
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a reply to: xuenchen

ha! Yeah

The whole thing is just alt-stupid to me.



posted on Aug, 21 2017 @ 11:46 AM
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Not only that, but in 7 years another one going the other way will mark the US with a big X, the X some could interpret as a confederate flag. So should we delete this path from history so we don't offend anyone when the next one comes?



posted on Aug, 21 2017 @ 11:46 AM
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originally posted by: Martin75
a reply to: xuenchen

So even mother nature is a racist?
Hahaha, you can't make this stuff up!


Well you can as the two articles linked in the op did

The original article does not claim that the eclipse is racist or anything like that.



posted on Aug, 21 2017 @ 11:47 AM
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a reply to: xuenchen

You can't fix stupid.
Waiting for some of the more radical Leftists on here to agree with them lol



posted on Aug, 21 2017 @ 11:49 AM
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originally posted by: eriktheawful
So they're saying the Moon is racist???

Who knew?

wow.....



You can read the piece in it's entirety here:

www.theatlantic.com...-comments


And then the shadow goes to sea, still indifferent to the Earth below, indifferent to the little creatures here, indifferent to these people indifferent to their own histories. Or perhaps we are not indifferent, but just no more capable than butterflies and bees of seeing the long path and of deciding to change it. The Great American Eclipse illuminates, or darkens, a land still segregated, a land still in search of equality, a land of people still trying to dominate each other. When the lovely glow of a backlight fades, history is relentless, just one damn fact after another, one damning fact after another. America is a nation with debts that no honest man can pay. It is too much to ask that these debts simply be forgiven. But perhaps the strange path of the eclipse suggests a need for reorganization. We have figured out, more or less, how to count every person. We have not yet found a political system in which every person counts equally.


It is not saying the moon or the eclipse is racist. It's using the event as a tool to highlight problems the nation faces.



posted on Aug, 21 2017 @ 11:51 AM
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originally posted by: RazorV66
a reply to: xuenchen

You can't fix stupid.
Waiting for some of the more radical Leftists on here to agree with them lol


Will that be more or less than the number of right wing posters who believe that's what article claims without ever reading it?



posted on Aug, 21 2017 @ 11:51 AM
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a reply to: introvert

Secret Codes and trigger alarms !!




posted on Aug, 21 2017 @ 11:52 AM
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a reply to: xuenchen




The astronomers tell us where lies the path of totality; the census tells us where live the people and what colors they are.

- Alice Ristorph


Poetry. Sheer poetry.



posted on Aug, 21 2017 @ 11:52 AM
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a reply to: introvert

But But

the title is "American Blackout"




posted on Aug, 21 2017 @ 11:53 AM
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originally posted by: xuenchen
a reply to: introvert

Secret Codes and trigger alarms !!



No. Just words.

Well written words.

It is a very decent read and has a lot of information people should know, even if you do not agree with the overall premise of the article.



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