The Atlantic wrote a lengthy essay with a headline “American Blackout,” suggesting the solar eclipse is racially biased against African-Americans because most of the counties that will witness it are those that went for Donald Trump in last year’s presidential election.
The 4,500-word essay, written by Brooklyn Law School professor Alice Ristroph, says that the solar system may not be exactly biased to minorities, but one could “believe that the skies are relaying a message.”
The eclipse will first appear in Oregon, which is described by the author as “almost entirely white.”
Its original 1857 state constitution had a “racial exclusion” that led to very few black Oregonians, the Atlantic said.
The author then notes that the eclipse will then move toward states with very low black populations such as Wyoming and Idaho and further down to the Deep South that have “overwhelmingly white rural areas.”
The Atlantic concluded that the path of the eclipse suggests that the United States is “still segregated” and there’s a need for reorganization of the American political system.
The Dailywire reports:
Particularly woke parents can probably even use Ristroph’s essay as a primer for how to teach the concepts of wealth inequality and internalized privilege to their children.
Pull on your pinhole eclipse viewers kids! Its time for socialism.