“The racist legacy many birds carry,” is an extensive report by The Washington Post that found itself in deep trouble with the “woke” crowd on Twitter earlier this week.
Even though the story wasn’t published until June 5th, the article became widely shared on June 14 when the account of @LauraWhitt32 posted a photo of the headline with the comment, “I give up.”
It was at this point that the story went viral after numerous Twitter users shared her post about the newspaper’s article even including guesses on how the story assignment came about joking that during the “Daily WaPo meeting: ‘so what’s racist today?’ *blindly flips through encyclopedia* it’s birds!”
Zeek Arkham, a black police officer and host of the podcast “Reasonable Suspicion,” spoke out about the birds as well after responding that “A bird pooped on my car the other day. I thought that it was because I parked near a telephone line, but it was white supremacy all this time. I’m so tired of all this oppression.”
Many comments turned serious, like Babylon Bee CEO Seth Dillon’s observation, “If you want evidence of just how far we’ve come in terms of putting racism behind us, just look at how far we have to reach to find it now.”
The ridiculous article, published by The Washington Post by reporter Darryl Fears, explores the discussion on how many silent voices within the Audubon Society have felt traumatized about how “the names of many species of birds are connected to enslavers, supremacists and grave robbers.”
Among other feathered creatures Fears names as problematic because they “bear the names of men who fought for the Southern cause, stole skulls from Indian graves for pseudoscientific studies that were later debunked, and bought and sold black people,” are Bachman’s sparrow and Wallace’s fruit dove.
It really should have Americans asking what will be racist next.