Leftwing Lunacy: Trees & national parks are racist | Fellowship of the Minds
The mind of the Left is a strange thing.
The way it works is this: If a racial/ethnic group is “underrepresented” in some institution, place or activity, the reason must be overt or covert racism.
Being “underrepresented” means a group is not found in the same number or percentage in a particular institution/place/activity as they are in the larger, national population. For example, since blacks comprise about 13% of the U.S. population but not 13% of university admissions, the Left say it is because of “institutional” racism. Of course, it never works the other way around: although blacks are grossly overrepresented in professional basketball, there’s no anti-white or anti-Asian racism there!
The latest accusation of “racism based on underrepresentation” has to do with the low attendance of blacks and other “people of color” in America’s national parks.
Indeed, if you’ve visited national parks and monuments, you probably have noticed the scarcity of blacks. The reason, we are now told, is that national parks are a white thing, and trees are racist. Those making the racist accusation include a black Congressman, a black federal government bureaucrat, and two black professors.
The mind of the Left is a strange thing. The way it works is this: If a racial/ethnic group is “underrepresented” in some institution, place or activity, the reason must be overt or cov…