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 The American Left claims Monday's Solar Eclipse is Racist (5)

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The American Left claims Monday's Solar Eclipse is Racist

Return your solar eclipse glasses and cancel your sun-watching parties, America. According to The Atlantic, Monday's predicted total solar eclipse is, it turns out, racist. Alice Ristroph of Brooklyn Law School insists that the solar system, which itself exhibits signs of "implicit bias" has it out for minorities. 
On August 21, 2017, a total solar eclipse will arrive mid-morning on the coast of Oregon. 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.

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. 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. After Wyoming, the eclipse will go through Nebraska, Kansas, and Missouri...The total eclipse will be visible from Lincoln, Nebraska, the state’s capital, which reports a black population of 3.8 percent. The city of Omaha has a greater black population, about 14 percent. It is home to many of the refugees from Africa and elsewhere that Nebraska has welcomed in recent years, many of whom now work in slaughterhouses and meatpacking plants. But Omaha is about 50 miles northeast of the path of totality.

Alice (The Leftist) Ristroph of Brooklyn Law School has found a new form of Racism !!!!!!!!

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I very much doubt this is in any shape or form representative of a sizable amount of people who consider themselves to be "The American Left".

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You'll need to come to America then, and see these crazy nut jobs live in action. They think Oreo cookies, clouds, paper, milk, bridal gowns, salt, sugar, glue, and white people not being allowed to self identify as Native American, African American, or claim to self identify as purple squid unicorns from the Andramada Galaxy didly didly bang bang bing bing and bong bong are racist.

mrcatsam(503) Clarified
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Says the person who elected the American president......................

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You know you're a leftist professor when you're so totally self-absorbed that you call out the solar system for its racism without any shame but on the other hand maybe the solar system so loves Black people it doesn't want any to suffer eye damage by staring into the eclipse without eye protection.

mrcatsam(503) Disputed
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Stop picking on professors!!!! Go to college! Professors are there to teach you! You know you're a right winger when you can't listen to anybody else's arguments!