You Just Participated in Massive Act of Racism Over the Weekend According to National Geographic
Since when did National Geographic decide that it was time for them to get involved in racial discussions?
The truth of the matter is that they need to stick with geology, geography, and other natural sciences and stay out of this nonsense, as do many other groups and businesses.
Now, all of a sudden, fireworks are racist according to National Geographic.
Scientists found that vulnerable people and communities of color are disproportionately exposed to air pollution from firework celebrations https://t.co/L0FQgthTAK
— National Geographic (@NatGeo) July 4, 2021
The justification for this ridiculous theory?
The authors also showed that fireworks smoke may be creating an additional—albeit short term—health risk for communities already disproportionately burdened by air pollution: Urban ones with higher rates of asthma, more older residents, and a greater percentage of children under 10. These areas also tended to have more Black and Hispanic residents than those with less Fourth of July air pollution.
They went on to say:
Vulnerable populations appear to be more exposed to this pollution: On average, the authors found that PM2.5 spikes around the Fourth of July were higher in urban census tracts in Southern California, areas that tend to have higher asthma rates, more older individuals and small children, and more Black and Hispanic residents, compared with rural census tracts and those further north.
And just how does this racist smoke know where to find these minorities and skip white neighborhoods?
Some of the comments in response to the post from National Geographic said:
“I’m a liberal guy but this stuff is getting ridiculous”
“Shut up already…we are here for the animal info not your propaganda BS…let your left wing rest a bit, it’s got to be exhausted.”
“What happened to the old Nat Geo, where we talked about animals and how amazing they are?”
“More ‘vulnerable people and communities of color’ have been disproportionately killed in Chicago this week alone than will be exposed to fireworks pollution nationwide.”
One of the best replies came from a Latino man who said, “Wait. So I, a brown Latino man and my fellow Minority friends have been disproportionately targeting ourselves this whole time with racist smoke from fireworks?”
Wait. So I, a brown Latino man and my fellow Minority friends have been disproportionately targeting ourselves this whole time with racist smoke from fireworks? pic.twitter.com/9QJIiOMSj0
— Dee Mendez (@FalconArrow__) July 5, 2021