Scientific evidence clearly indicates is that the once respected publication has devolved into woke-tastic banality.
Legal Insurrection readers may remember that under President Donald Trump, the 2019 July 4th “Salute to America” included tanks, fighter jets..and an extravaganza of fireworks.
Good times….good times.
Now under an entirely different presidency, a leading “science” based publication suggested scientific data proves that ndependence Day fireworks are ‘racist.’
National Geographic has suggested that holiday fireworks are racist because the smoke pollution “disproportionately” hurts minorities — sparking a firestorm of criticism from readers.
The famed conservation institution tweeted out the assertion on the Fourth of July, based on a recent study assessing the impact of Independence Day fireworks on communities.
“Scientists found that vulnerable people and communities of color are disproportionately exposed to air pollution from firework celebrations,” the nonprofit wrote on Twitter above a photo of a lights display over North Hollywood, Calif.
The tweet included a link to an article the mag just published involving research using crowdsourcing data in California.
Claiming that crowdsourced information from the Deep Blue enclave provides any meaningful analysis is laughable on its face. What this evidence now clearly indicates is that the once-respected publication has devolved into woke-tastic banality.
Another piece of evidence confirming my assertion is National Geographic magazine’s editor Susan Goldberg. People recently mocked her online when she added ‘white, privileged, with much to learn’ to her email signature.
Goldberg added the words on a June 6 newsletter emailed to readers, which invited them to participate in the magazine’s Race Card Project, which sees those featured sum up their experience with race in six words.
‘These aren’t just binary conversations about Black and white people,’ reads Goldberg’s letter. ‘This “quilt,” as she describes it, pulls at all manner of cultural threads, from Latinos and Indigenous people to Asians and Iranians.’
‘So, what’s my race card?’ Goldberg continues. ‘This is a hard exercise, but reflecting on the difficult past year, on our fraught politics, and so many frank conversations I’ve had with friends and colleagues, for now I’ll leave it at this: “White, privileged, with much to learn.” ’
The newest woke offering by National Geographic about the fireworks has also led to extensive criticism and ridicule.
National Geographic’s tweet was met with swift criticism from Twitter users who branded it unnecessarily divisive and decried the outlet for putting a damper on the holiday.
‘It never ends with the ridiculous headlines about race. Give it a rest,’ one critic replied to National Geographic.
‘What happened to the old Nat Geo, where we talked about animals and how amazing they are?’ another added.
A third critic wrote: ‘Honestly, I am a scientist and this is beyond ridiculous.’
‘LET US ENJOY THE DAMN FIREWORKS,’ a fourth tweeted.
National Geographic’s tweet did achieve a good ratio, and comments continue to stream in as Americans return to social media from their July 4th celebrations.
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
While assessing these new data points, you should remember mega-corporation Disney owns National Geographic as of 2019:
National Geographic Partners is a joint venture between The Walt Disney Company (which owns 73% of shares) and the namesake non-profit scientific organization National Geographic Society (which owns 27%). The company oversees all commercial activities related to the Society, including magazine publications and television channels. The company’s board of managers is evenly divided between the Society and Disney.
Legal Insurrection readers will recall Disney was reportedly training its employees in Critical Race Theory. The training modules appeared to belittle their white employees as racist oppressors who have to make amends for the evil they inflicted on the world by being born white.
And while the training has since been retracted, the tweet is strongly indicative that the shame remains.
— Legal Insurrection (@LegInsurrection) June 8, 2021
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