The Atlantic: the Eclipse is racist

16_08_21_2017_eclipse_pathThe Atlantic is pretty much a joke.  However, they take themselves seriously.   This story seems… seems… not to be an intentional joke.

Read and be amazed.  It exemplifies the Left.   You can’t make this up.

From Daily Caller:

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

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.


After an extensive discourse criticizing the U.S. Census, The Atlantic tells readers that the eclipse will travel through Nebraska, Kansas, Iowa and Missouri. In this section of its essay, The Atlantic manages to drop the names of Bruce Springsteen, Jesse James, Eminem, Chelsea Manning, Michael Brown and Howard Zinn (a shallow socialist writer panned even by most serious socialists).

“There are too many damn facts,” The Atlantic also complains.


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.

The Atlantic classifies its article about the path of the eclipse in the category of “science” even though nothing remotely approaching science appears in any of the 4,544 words.

All this and the eclipse too.

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  1. ghp95134 says:

    The Eclipse of the Atlantic.


  2. Mariana2 says:

    ‘“there live almost no black people” “along most of its path.”’

    So, more slaves should have been brought from Africa, is that it?

  3. Ellen says:

    Never underestimate the stupidity of the academic left. Awhile back, I read an article bemoaning the fact that few black people go to the national parks. The writer blamed race memory. Black people associate nature with lynching.
    All I could do was imagine the great cave explorer, Stephen Bishop, who was a slave and the first man to map some of the passages in Mammoth Cave doubling over with laughter.

  4. laurel says:

    Well, I don’t know if the Eclipse is racist – probably is…. but, I do know that the son (AKA sun) is misogynist ….(SON misspelled for alt-right covert reasons, no doubt) It’s that white, male dominance things – yet again. Where eclipses will shine… Determining night and day….. etc., etc. etc.

  5. steve-s says:

    That’s the 1918 eclipse path in the picture.

  6. TonyO says:

    That’s the 1918 eclipse path in the picture.

    Steve-s, thanks for clearing that up. I knew it wasn’t THIS eclipse, as this one is passing straight through Tennessee and South Carolina. And will not touch Arkansas, Mississippi or Alabama.

  7. WVC says:

    I think the obvious point the Atlantic is trying to make is that God (if there is a God) must be racist.

    So let’s destroy all the statues that have anything to do with God or “His people” as a result.

    But we’ll do it in a spirit of “love” and “peace” because there’s only hate on one side. The side of the Nazis (which happen to be 100% of the people who don’t agree with me 100%).

    Man, given the way things are now-a-days, I can’t blame the Sun for wanting to bail on us, even if it is for just a few minutes.

  8. “There are notions so foolish that only an intellectual will believe them,” George Orwell

  9. SKAY says:

    I think your Orwell quote says it all about this article Sofia DeCesare.

    Exactly who are they going to speak to in order to be sure the next eclipse path hits
    the correct racially balanced states in the US?

  10. Anneliese says:

    St. Louis city and St. Louis County have a high black population so I don’t know what this author is talking about. I’m surprised God wasn’t listed as a racist ad well.

    Regarding the eclipse, the office I work in downtown St. Louis didn’t experience totality only partial. However, for a partial eclipse it was quite dark as the brewery’s sign was on. Prior to the start of the event I actually felt quite blue. When it turned dark I felt at peace. It’s occasionally nice to see God’s handy work up close.

  11. Grant M says:

    Well, I read the article. OK, she’s not actually blaming Sun and Moon for doing their dance before a segregated audience, but she wants to know why the audience is apparently segregated. But after that she gallops off in all directions: we get Springsteen recording the Nebraska album in his bedroom, we get Sherman’s march to the sea, we get everything. A few interesting factoids, allowing for her POV, but a rather unfocussed article.

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