From The Atlantic:
A tour of the solar eclipse’s path reveals a nation that fought to maintain a different sort of totality.
ALICE RISTROPH AUG 18, 2017
… On August 21, 2017, a total solar eclipse will arrive mid-morning on the coast of Oregon. The moon’s shadow will be about 70 miles wide, and it will race across the country faster than the speed of sound, exiting the eastern seaboard shortly before 3 p.m. local time. It has been dubbed the Great American Eclipse, and along most of its path, there live almost no black people. …
ALICE RISTROPH is a professor at Brooklyn Law School.
The comments are significantly more intelligent than the lengthy article.
If there is hope, it lies in the Comments.
It is the unanimous, if seldom wholly articulated, opinion of media types living in Brooklyn on checks from Nana that Flyover America must do penance for its racism by taking in most of the black people now living in more woke places such as, well, Brooklyn.
The media people gentrifying Bed-Stuy will be sorry to see their vibrant black neighbors depart, but they are willing to make that sacrifice to bring the blessings of diversity to those vile racists in the heartland.
America’s elites, such as this Harvard Law School visiting professor, really, really, really resent blacks for taking up so much space in potentially desirable real estate in Washington DC, Harlem, the South lakefront of Chicago, South-Central Los Angeles, Oakland, and so forth.
These would be extremely convenient places for upscale urbanites to live if not for black crime. For example, say you work in publishing at Penguin Random House near 57th Street and Broadway. Well, 125th Street in Harlem is only 18 minutes away by subway. Heck, you could walk home in 73 minutes through glorious Central Park.
But they can never come out and say this or even admit it to themselves.
So they are constantly working themselves up into a fury at white people in, say, rural Nebraska under the path of the eclipse for not taking their fair share of blacks.
Of course, there’s zero evidence that African-Americans want to move to rural Nebraska.
Why would they?
But that just makes our intellectuals even angrier and more lunatic.
Update. From an Anonymous commenter:
The SPLC should go to court and stop this eclipse! But they need more money money to do it. Give Now!
Commenter Achilles observes:
Wait, there are blacks in Kansas City, St. Louis, Nashville and Charleston?
Oops, we need to flip the meme!
ALICE RISTROPH AUG 18, 2017
… On August 21, 2017, a total solar eclipse will arrive mid-morning on the coast of Oregon. The moon’s shadow will be about 70 miles wide, and it will race across the country faster than the speed of sound, exiting the eastern seaboard shortly before 3 p.m. local time. It has been dubbed the Great American Eclipse, and along its path live many black people.
Just like systemic racism and white privilege eclipse the progress of blacks in American society, so will the Great American Eclipse cast many blacks into darkness during its occurrence.