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What a Stupid Time to be Alive

The Atlantic publishes an article complaining that the solar eclipse is racist. I am not making this up.

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.”

In its final paragraph, The Atlantic concludes that the United States is “still segregated” and has “debts that no honest man can pay.” Cryptically, the magazine suggests, “the strange path of the eclipse suggests a need for reorganization” of the entire American political system.

Hey, genius, the population of the USA is only 13% black people. Of course an eclipse that crosses the country is mostly going to be visible to non-blacks.

The article is published under the category: “Science”



  1. Maybe if the exalted professor left Brooklyn to see that the rest of the country isn’t filled up with minorities, because they’re minorities, he wouldn’t have written something that will be used to challenge his intelligence level in the future.

    Comment by Hanover — August 21, 2017 @ 12:58 pm - August 21, 2017

  2. That’s OK, some over-educated white people have complained about why it couldn’t be scheduled for a Sunday, …for the children!

    Comment by Ted B. (Charging Rhino) — August 21, 2017 @ 1:09 pm - August 21, 2017

  3. And these are the same people who claims Humans are causing Global Climate/Warm Change Thingy, because “Science”.

    Getting dark where I am.

    Comment by TnnsNe1 — August 21, 2017 @ 1:16 pm - August 21, 2017

  4. Total eclipse will be reached in cities such as St. Louis, where there are plenty of both whites and blacks. Ristroph could not be more absurd.

    Comment by ILoveCapitalism — August 21, 2017 @ 1:46 pm - August 21, 2017

  5. Well, now. It was my distinct impression that no person was permitted to notice any distinguishing difference and that the encountering one is required to wait until the individual identifies the markers by which the individual wishes to have attached to said body. (Whew! It is s-o-o-o-o-o hard not to fall into the pronoun trap.)

    Comment by Heliotrope — August 21, 2017 @ 2:37 pm - August 21, 2017

  6. We need welfare and affirmative action to bus minority students to the zone if totality and give them glasses. If we can’t do that we have t I blind white children so they can’t see the Eclipse.

    Comment by J- — August 21, 2017 @ 3:01 pm - August 21, 2017

  7. That’s dumb even by Brooklyn law professor standards.

    Heading back from Beatrice NE where clouds thinned enough for full eclipse. It was awesome. Especially as NE highway patrol was turning black people back at the border. /sarc

    Comment by KCRob — August 21, 2017 @ 3:42 pm - August 21, 2017

  8. Speaking of stupid, there was a meme going around this weekend that you should lock your pets indoors so they wouldn’t look at the eclipse and go blind. As if animals were that stupid.

    My khet came outside with me during the eclipse. I enjoyed the eclipse, she pooped and showed no other interests in the proceedings.

    Comment by V the K — August 21, 2017 @ 3:54 pm - August 21, 2017

  9. V, Progressives are known to give human qualities to animals and inanimate objects.

    Comment by TnnsNe1 — August 21, 2017 @ 5:09 pm - August 21, 2017

  10. I was in eastern Wyoming this morning, and I saw the total eclipse for about two minutes. For all of you, this is an experience you don’t want to miss. The sun was shining, but it did not feel hot. When the eclipse occurred, the winds died down, and it looked rather dark with a bit of dark purple on the horizon. Right before and after totality, the sun was shining, but it appeared as there was a dust veil. You’d have to be there to believe it.

    Comment by davinci38 — August 21, 2017 @ 6:04 pm - August 21, 2017

  11. Similar experience here in Portlandia, davinci. It was surreal.

    And isn’t it a damn shame that being weapons-grade stupid isn’t physically painful?

    Comment by Bastiat_Fan — August 21, 2017 @ 8:11 pm - August 21, 2017

  12. she is a college professor. you wonder why we are 24th in the world in education.

    Comment by salg — August 21, 2017 @ 8:36 pm - August 21, 2017

  13. @11 That’s one of mankind’s ever lasting flaws:

    Ridicule doesn’t kill.

    Comment by Cyril — August 21, 2017 @ 10:25 pm - August 21, 2017

  14. This just in:

    I couldn’t resist and to share.

    My biologist wife confirms.
    Even the most isolated, backwarded, uncivilized tribes living in the rain forest / amazonia, under the influence of the nastiest amphibean skin poisonous drugs, have more consciousness and common sense and universal logic than that Atlantic contributor from “academia”.

    Comment by Cyril — August 22, 2017 @ 12:25 am - August 22, 2017

  15. *amphibian

    Comment by Cyril — August 22, 2017 @ 12:26 am - August 22, 2017

  16. Actually I think it should have been the other way around since the moon blocking the whiteness of the sun was very “black friendly”. This “educator” needs a session with Diamond and Silk to get some real education!

    Comment by Rex — August 22, 2017 @ 10:57 am - August 22, 2017

  17. The eclipse in Paducah, Kentucky was awesome! Family from Tennessee met me there. (I’m from Michigan.) No crowds, we hung out in a Walmart parking lot. Number of signs warning about potential heavy traffic — not!

    Comment by Larry — August 22, 2017 @ 11:48 pm - August 22, 2017

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