National Geographic Says 4th of July Fireworks Are Racist Because Smoke Disproportionately Affects Black People
National Geographic posted an unhinged and unscientific tweet on Independence Day saying fireworks are racist because they affect communities of color.
What complete BS.
This is what can be described as “scientism” and NOT “science.”
There is absolutely no proof to support this theory.
In fact, in cities like St. Louis and New York City, minorities shoot off guns on New Year’s Eve and the 4th of July. This is much more dangerous than sniffing fireworks smoke for a night.
The junk scientists behind this nonsense also did not take into consideration the thousands of communities, including rural towns, where fireworks are a 4th of July tradition. The people there are not affected by the smoke for some reason.
This appears to be the latest example where the modern-day left ruins everything that is fun and exciting in order to reshape society into something dreadful and sad.
The netizens reacted immediately:
The Daily Mail reported:
The study published in May by researchers at the University of California’s Irvine campus suggests that law enforcement should crack down on illegal displays and that municipal and corporate displays should be replaced by drone light shows.
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.
In the 18-page study, published on May 27 in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, researchers from UC Irvine used crowdsourced data to assess how air pollution affects communities across California, which is already known to have some of the highest levels of air pollution across the country.
Give it a rest, NatGeo.