It’s called ThinkProgress for a reason. They see things we couldn’t even begin to understand. Things like this:

No, really. It’s science!

study produced by the University of Minnesota concluded that race is a determining factor in who is most affected by air pollution. Specifically, non-white people breathe air that is substantially more polluted than the air that white people breathe.

According to Julian Marshall, who led the University’s research, race outweighed income in regards to who is most affected by poor air quality. When low-income white people were compared to high-income Hispanic people, the latter group experienced higher levels of nitrogen dioxide. Altogether, people of color in the U.S. breath air with 38 percent more nitrogen dioxide in it than their white counterparts, particularly due to power plants and exhaust from vehicles.

 Allllrighty, then.

https://twitter.com/Matthops82/status/456831746483306497

https://twitter.com/Matthops82/status/456832321652396033

https://twitter.com/Matthops82/status/456837085824303104

Dumb? Absolutely. But more importantly, it’s a gold mine for mockery:

But just in case it isn’t …

Sounds like a pretty good deal.

Snort.

https://twitter.com/Matthops82/status/456832869042622464

Quick! Is Harry Reid available for comment?

https://twitter.com/AG_Conservative/status/456831892021473280

Anyone up for a brief musical interlude?

Good stuff.

Hey … that’s true!

Parting prediction:

Ha!

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Twitchy coverage of ThinkProgress

  • JeromeD

    Something tells me the author of that piece wasn’t getting enough air.

    • WilliamAmos
      • Mark81150 Never/Trump/Hillary

        Huh… aren’t you too young for that on?.. I was buying my first car around then,,,,, eclectic tastes?

      • Vennoye

        A “blast from the past” back when there was sanity in our world???

  • MartiniShark

    “I regret that I have but one breathe to give for my country.” — Nathan Exhale

    • Randal Smith

      Giggle. Snort.

    • Ragnar__Danneskjold

      I’m working on a gigantic maid-with-a-vacuum shaped device to suck all the clean air out of the black neighborhoods and replace it with filth!

      Edit: Wait, was that sexist?

      Edit: Sht!

      • Joseph Chapman

        ROFL

      • luigi

        Spaceball One has transformed into…MEGA MAID!

    • Fairfax51

      Inhale…exhale…repeat.

  • pinupartist

    So, wait–which of Stompy’s lungs is getting the clean air, & which is caught “breathing dirty?” Although, I’m guessing the air around him is so thick with BS & “choom” smoke that nitrogen dioxide is the least of his concerns.

    Jeez–is ozone thinner, global warming more severe & gravity pulling harder on “non-whites”, too? And the rain never falls ’til after sundown for white people?

    Imbeciles.

  • YesterdayzNewz

    lmao! Really? This is news?

  • http://www.freedomreconnection.com/ FreedomRecon

    As if air being racist wasn’t stupid enough, here’s the last paragraph in the article….

    “Air pollution is not the only health issue that race factors into, as public health is riddled withracial implications on a broader level. Racial bias plays a role in doctor-patient interactions, and some groups, namely African-Americans, live with chronic diseases stemming from racial discrimination.”

    Diseases and doctors are also racist.

    • FranklinWasRight

      LMAO!!

    • Republicanvet

      The University of Minnesota should be so proud.

      • garysvent

        Unhappily, they are.

        Somewhere in a fantasy-filled faculty lounge, a group of sunken chested geeks are breaking their fingers trying to high-five each other.

    • Jake Bradford

      OMg. So now doctors are all part of whitey’s plot?

      • QueenB

        Well, they been taking tonsils out of little children for no reason for years, you know.

        • journogal

          And amputation a foot for no reason, only to cash in on what insurance pays them.

      • http://www.freedomreconnection.com/ FreedomRecon

        And disease.

      • journogal

        They are all controlled by the Koch machine.

      • WisconsinPatriot

        The caucasian/industrial complex is very far reaching………

      • Humanary Stew

        Duh, how else do you explain the white coats?

    • Hey, That’s Pretty Good

      Racism causes chronic diseases? Think Progress is officially the dumbest left-wing media site.

      • WisconsinPatriot

        But you repeat yourself…..

      • http://www.FunDMental.com TheRealJackpineSavage

        You’ll hear soon from the Department of redundancy department. :op

      • Godless Paleolibertarian

        IDK have you ever read The Daily Kos or Salon?

    • walterc

      And here’s another reason to call Dr Carson an “uncle Tom” (even though they don’t know who Uncle Tom was.)

      • snakebit

        All they know is that it’s an insult, and for them that’s enough.

    • thisisthestorm

      Yeah. We also live with chronic athleticism but that’s not ‘poor-me’ enough to talk about, I guess. Just another example of the dying race war as it seeks to maintain relevance.

      • http://www.freedomreconnection.com/ FreedomRecon

        LOLOLOL Omg…that’s funny….chronic athleticism! I love it!

        • thisisthestorm

          Haha! Seriously though. I’m tired of liberal nannies shuffling us from one racist topic to another, like sheep to troughs, hoping we’ll latch on and get mad. It’s gross.

          • http://www.freedomreconnection.com/ FreedomRecon

            It is gross, but it keeps those emotions flamed, and that is their goal. Facts tamper down emotion, and they can’t have that, so they keep that emotional wildfire going. I am hoping they are getting desperate at this point though, reducing themselves to air and disease are racist. That is beyond pathetic…even for them.

    • Justin Jurek

      The Koch brothers and Bush did it.

  • Mark1971

    This is totally understandable considering that minority populations tend to congregate in cites and rural populations are overwhelmingly white. There’s no nefarious plot here.

    • therealguyfaux ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

      Which thought I expanded upon in my post, hope you don’t mind.

      • Linda

        You were making good points, right until the end when you got snarky.

        • Elizabeth

          I’m sure he’s just CRUSHED that you feel that way. Nobody likes a morally superior scold. You’re not – morally superior. Get over yourself.

          • Linda

            Free speech

          • QueenB

            Which has absolutely nothing to do with what Elizabeth said.

          • Linda

            OK, would you like if I said that is her free speech in action? That is her right?

          • Elizabeth

            Funny but I thought she was scolding everyone here for using that free speech that she finds so distasteful. That was the whole gist of her first comment. LOL!

          • Linda

            Free speech doesn’t mean that you’re exempt from the reaction you might get.

          • http://www.freedomreconnection.com/ FreedomRecon

            And you just proved our point.

          • Elizabeth

            That’s right. You’re not exempt from the reactions that you always get so stop acting so surprised when you get them. Stop asking why and just accept that it’s someone else’s free speech in response to your free speech.

          • Linda

            I’m not the least bit surprised. I see value in questioning even if you don’t.

          • Humanary Stew

            Does that include this administration? Because based on the reactions of liberals and progressives, just doing so is racist?

          • Linda

            Questioning alone shouldn’t be deemed racist…unless the wording of the question reflects racism.

          • Humanary Stew

            But you know as well as I do, that isn’t the case. In fact, most of the left can’t believe anyone would have the audacity to question this administration on anything.

          • Hey, That’s Pretty Good

            That’s funny, considering how you libs expect to be able to call Conservatives racists and terrorists and then expect us to keep our mouths shut on the subject afterward.

          • Linda

            It’s these kind of generalizations — on both sides — that is destructive…I agree on that.

          • Republicanvet

            That is rich. ThinkProgress write an article because they like blowing the racial dog whistle, and you whine about generalizations when people respond to that generalization?

          • Linda

            That article does not blow the racial whistle. Re-read it.

          • http://www.freedomreconnection.com/ FreedomRecon

            I’m sorry……WHAT?

          • QueenB

            Yes Republicanvet, reread it until you agree with Linda. Until you agree with her, you’ve read it wrong!

          • Republicanvet

            If you cannot see that it does not, then that explains why liberals are so easily lead around by their noses.

          • Republicanvet

            …don’t you mean, Free Delusions?

          • mrspinky85

            Free speech doesn’t free you from ridicule.

        • therealguyfaux ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

          Kvetch kvetch, but are YOU coming up with a solution?

          • Linda

            How is that relevant to this discussion?

          • QueenB

            Relevant? Did you say relevant? Nothing is relevant until Linda decides it is!!!!

          • Linda

            Now, that is just a silly statement and you know it.

          • QueenB

            That you obviously did not “get”. Too bad for you.

          • QueenB

            No, she’s just here to tell us all when we’re being snarky. I’d say, “thanks mom” but I would never insult my mother that way.

        • http://www.FunDMental.com TheRealJackpineSavage

          Awww, can’t handle a little snark?
          You’re in the Wrong place then Linda :op

          • Linda

            Nah, I can handle it. But snarkiness diminishes one’s points.

          • snakebit

            I think that’s the minority opinion here. Many of us pride ourselves on being connoisseurs of fine snark.

          • Linda

            lol…cute

    • FranklinWasRight

      This is a low income rural population vs. a low income urban population issue. Population density has an impact, not race. It just so happen that low income communiies of certain races are more likely to populate urban areas.

      I agree this is a serious issue. Framing it as a race issue does not help, it obscures what is really going on. The problem is geography, not race.

    • mrspinky85

      But, the few races that live contrary to this statement proves that air pollution is impartial to the race of the individual.

      I am pretty sure all the nasty air my troops and I breathed in Iraq didn’t care who was inhaling or exhaling.

      • http://www.freedomreconnection.com/ FreedomRecon

        Of course it did, they just kept it a secret from you :/

        • mrspinky85

          I better go get checked out then. DUN DUN DUN. lol

          • http://www.freedomreconnection.com/ FreedomRecon

            lol

          • mrspinky85

            I think the VA doctors are out to get me anyway so, you maybe right.

          • http://www.freedomreconnection.com/ FreedomRecon

            If they are white, yes, they are….and don’t look over your other shoulder because chronic diseases are out to get you too.

          • mrspinky85

            Yes, because only non whites die. Oh, wait…

          • http://www.freedomreconnection.com/ FreedomRecon

            Won’t help…the doctors are racist too. You’re screwed.

    • Patrick Klocek

      So, in the Progressive mind, the answer to this obvious injustice is forced re-location either of African-Americans to Iowa or of rural-whites to the inner city.

  • http://www.almarquardt.com/ almarquardt

    His follow-up article will be about how air is sexist, too.

  • Maxx

    Well, it’s official. Mother Nature is now the Man, keeping a brother down.

    • QueenB

      Hey! Who says a man can’t be a mother too?!

    • Stephen L. Hall #NonquamTrump

      So is Mother Nature a transgender or transvestite? And what does that really say about Father Time? Are they really our Anthropomorphised Mother and Father?

      • QueenB

        Time and nature are so sexist.

        • http://twitter.com/thetugboatphil TugboatPhil

          And ageist!

          • QueenB

            Ain’t that the truth?

      • Happy Dragon

        I think she’s either gender-fluid or two-spirit.

  • WookieeCon

    Makes sense. Bush was able to control where the hurricane went after all.

  • Jeffrey Rogers

    I want me some damn honkey air.

    • QueenB

      I think that’s the name of an old country song, isn’t it?

  • therealguyfaux ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    Now let’s see– what could the reason be? People in cities are more exposed to air pollution than people outside cities. The minority population is more heavily concentrated in cities. it stands to reason that there could be a higher incidence in minority communities, by pure logic alone.

    Unless you compare apples to apples and compare urban white populations (such as there are) to urban minority populations, and the same with non-urban populations, and see what the incidence is, STFU. Unless you wanna go down the genetic-predisposition path, which Lefties are loath to do ordinarily, tell me any other reason why there would be a higher incidence. And tell me what you plan to do about it, or else GTFOH with this inflammatory horse$#!t.

  • ceemack

    So now the world is being destroyed by the cis-gendered-white-hetero-pneumo-patriarchy.

  • CatHerder ✓fire! ✓fire!

    Sounds like somebody’s marble bag has a hole in it.

  • ceemack

    Y’know, now that I think about it, I think somebody brought this up at our last how-to-keep-black-and-brown-people-down meeting. We might have voted to send it up to the regional committee…I’ll have to check the minutes.

    Right after I put out the punch and cookies…it’s my turn to host this week.

  • QueenB

    Women are too stupid to figure out how to get birth control unless everyone else pays for it. Black people are too stupid to be successful in life without the scraps liberal politicians allow them. Minorities are too stupid to breathe properly. The democrat party, ladies and gentlemen!

    • http://www.freedomreconnection.com/ FreedomRecon

      You win.

    • Hey, That’s Pretty Good

      The left also believes that no minority is intelligent enough to get a photo ID for voting.

    • LegalizeShemp

      Exactly, women, minorities and the poor continue to vote for the Democrats, even though all their policies insult their intelligence.

  • http://youhavetobethistalltogoonthisride.blogspot.com/ keyboard jockey

    So white people are polluting everyone else’s air while breathing in clean air in restricted “white breathing areas” Is that the gist of this claim?

    • http://www.freedomreconnection.com/ FreedomRecon

      Haven’t you seen the signs…”White people air only”

    • http://youhavetobethistalltogoonthisride.blogspot.com/ keyboard jockey

      Shouldn’t someone tell the communist Chinese?

      • Hey, That’s Pretty Good

        It’s only because the white people won’t let them have clean air. – Think Progress

    • Patrick Klocek

      The cleanest air in the world is probably breathed by Inuit peoples, the lowlanders of New Guinea, and the people’s of Amazon rain forest. I demand that that air be redistributed!

  • jfitzy55

    Actually, what is really occurring is that the author of the study is secretly trying to diminish non-white athletes’ ability to perform better than whites in selected sports. The author couldn’t outright say so, since that would be racist, but if reworded so that it hides the truer intent it would b acceptable – oh and the author would get grant money to further study the racist effects that wind patterns have upon non-whites.

    Odd that there is no mention of the effects upon the Asian community!

    • http://www.freedomreconnection.com/ FreedomRecon

      Asians have smarter air?

      • jfitzy55

        Yes they do – it is settled science.

  • Stephen L. Hall #NonquamTrump

    So each and every time I complained that Oliver Willis was breathing my air and wasting valuable oxygen, I was wrong? I owe him an apology.

  • FranklinWasRight

    Urban vs. rural is what this whole culture war is boiling down to. The Dems who run Detroit, LA, Chicago and NY need a scapegoat for the woes of their poor citizens. I guess whitey will do.

    • http://youhavetobethistalltogoonthisride.blogspot.com/ keyboard jockey

      Isn’t the mayor of Los Angeles Hispanic?

      • therealguyfaux ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

        “White Hispanic.” Garcetti’s paternal grandmother was from Arizona of Mexican heritage, and his paternal grandfather was from Mexico of Italian immigrant heritage (i.e., like Romney’s relatives, a “gabacho,” i.e., non-Mexican ancestry). (Unless you were thinking of his predecessor Villaraigosa.)

        • http://youhavetobethistalltogoonthisride.blogspot.com/ keyboard jockey

          No I was thinking of the new guy.

          • http://twitter.com/thetugboatphil TugboatPhil

            Garcetti is the new guy. Villaraigosa was the old guy.

          • http://youhavetobethistalltogoonthisride.blogspot.com/ keyboard jockey

            So the White Hispanic’s are still keeping the brother’s down…it’s a shame maybe they should stop voting them into office SNARK.

  • Linda

    The twitter world responding in such a mocking way and what I’m reading here as comments makes me wonder what has happened to people’s compassion and common sense.

    What makes anyone think they know more or better? Do the mockers have the credentials to question the study? Per the article, researchers at Yale also conducted a study in 2012 which had similar findings. The findings make sense as Mark1971 says below: minority populations tend to congregate in cities, so there are more emissions. More than likely the lower-income communities are in industrial areas, where the quality of air is worse.

    University studies are often our first alert to situations that need to be rectified. That’s not to say that policies or action should be taken on a lone study…that’s not how science works. Others will try replicating the results.

    Why would people want to out-of-hand mock scientific studies? Why be so ugly? Why be so shallow and superficial?

    • http://youhavetobethistalltogoonthisride.blogspot.com/ keyboard jockey

      Who is forcing anyone to live in “cities” ?

      You haven’t heard of black flight? There’s a reason Detroit’s population and Chicago’s population is shrinking. I forget which political party controls those major urban areas/

      • QueenB

        But hey, the south side of Chicago community has been organized so nicely, why would they want to leave?

      • Linda

        If this study’s conclusions are upheld with subsequent ones, then people will be aware and they can make that choice.

        • http://www.freedomreconnection.com/ FreedomRecon

          Why were they not aware that they could move before this?

          • QueenB

            There wasn’t a white liberal like Linda around to tell them.

          • Linda

            Absurd statement.

          • QueenB

            Why? You’re not white?

          • Linda

            You’re not even trying to understand my point.

          • QueenB

            Kind of like how you never try to understand anyone’s point on here? Turn abouts a bitch, eh?

          • http://www.freedomreconnection.com/ FreedomRecon

            Actually I responded exactly to your point. People choose where they live, unless of course they are depending on that great helpful government program called welfare to pay for their housing….then they are forced to live where government tells them to.

          • http://youhavetobethistalltogoonthisride.blogspot.com/ keyboard jockey

            There were poor folks that were impacted by Katrina in New Orleans. Those people didn’t want to move from the 9th ward. They chose to live there instead of anywhere else. Some said it was a government conspiracy the levy failing – the government was to trying to drive them out. NOLA had like a 25% poverty rate. Who chooses to live in poverty stricken area when they don’t have to? You know somebody ought to get a government grant to study that phenomena/

          • Stephen L. Hall #NonquamTrump

            Not unless they were so informed by their leaders.

        • http://youhavetobethistalltogoonthisride.blogspot.com/ keyboard jockey

          They already are making the choice. They don’t need the ivy league to tell them what the environment is like where they are living because they live there “first hand knowledge”.

        • http://youhavetobethistalltogoonthisride.blogspot.com/ keyboard jockey

          I read a study that concluded that water is wet…..but I already had my suspicions LOL.

    • Stephen L. Hall #NonquamTrump

      That’s easy . . . when thinkprogress abandons common sense, as they often do, our compassion for such lunacy is likewise abandoned. Compassion follows common sense. Mockery follows foolishness.

      • Linda

        ThinkProgress didn’t do the studies mentioned in the article so how can you blame them for simply reporting on them?

        • Stephen L. Hall #NonquamTrump

          The same way I can blame people for willfully repeating anything foolish and illogical. “Between true science and false doctrine, ignorance is in the middle.” – Thomas Hobbes.

          • Linda

            Ignorance, yes.

          • Stephen L. Hall #NonquamTrump

            Ignorance would be a step up for the authors of that study, think progress and certain trolls who shall remain nameless due to an overabundance of decorum.

          • Linda

            I’ll ask again what I asked in my initial comment: why be so ugly in comments? Does it make you feel good?

          • thedumbblonde

            Beats the hell out of being ugly in person.

          • Stephen L. Hall #NonquamTrump

            My comments were not ugly, they were, in fact, quite aesthetically pleasing.

          • QueenB

            I thought so.

          • Elizabeth

            Ugly is in the eye of the beholder.

          • Stephen L. Hall #NonquamTrump

            AD&D flashbacks every time I hear that statement. Beholders are evil . . . and ugly. (For any non-geeks, AD&D is a game.)

          • Humanary Stew

            If I could up vote you for each eye of a beholder, I would.

          • Elizabeth

            The passive/aggressive act is getting really old “Linda”. I know that this article mocks your dear friends at Think Progress. They deserve to be mocked – all day, every day.,

          • Linda

            Again, it’s not about ThinkProgress. It’s about university research studies.

          • Elizabeth

            “Why Air Pollution is a Racial Issue”…..headline by TP.

          • Linda

            Did you read the article? Where the researchers said that they were even surprised? So why wouldn’t that be a logic title to match the study?

          • Elizabeth

            No white people live in cities I guess. Gotcha.

          • Linda

            Did anyone say that?

          • Hey, That’s Pretty Good

            You obviously believe it since you fell for Think Progress’ “only white people get to breathe clean air” nonsense.

          • Linda

            That is NOT what the study said…it compared low-income of both races. Re-read the article.

          • Republicanvet

            You keep saying that, fine. Why did the idiots at ThinkProgress decided to do an article on it then?

            Could it be because it has a racial angle to it?

            ThinkProgress deserves just as much mockery because you KNOW that is why they did it.

          • Linda

            You know, that argument doesn’t hold water. For a group who is interested in “progress,” it would be very legitimate to select a study like to write an article about. Just because you don’t like progressive ideas don’t make the people at TP idiots.

          • QueenB

            Us not liking “progressive” ideas certainly is not what makes the people a TP, idiots. They don’t need help from anyone.

          • http://www.freedomreconnection.com/ FreedomRecon

            Jinx.

          • Hey, That’s Pretty Good

            You’d think that we forced Think Progress to post stupid articles.

          • http://www.freedomreconnection.com/ FreedomRecon

            They should be really smart at TP due to so much pure air for all the whiteys there.

          • http://www.freedomreconnection.com/ FreedomRecon

            The people at TP make themselves idiots.

          • carmenta

            No, they make themselves idiots every day without any help from conservatives!

          • http://www.freedomreconnection.com/ FreedomRecon

            Jinx X2

          • carmenta

            now that’s funny !

          • Stephen L. Hall #NonquamTrump

            Since when have “progressives” like ThinkProgress ever been interested in progress?

          • Republicanvet

            In a surprising number of instances, yes, yes it does.

            They have no interest in any progress where it doesn’t advance a raving liberal agenda, you just don’t want to admit it.

          • http://youhavetobethistalltogoonthisride.blogspot.com/ keyboard jockey

            Has Think Progress workers been unionized? You know like the SEIU is trying to organize MMFA workers?

          • journogal

            Would it make a difference?

          • http://youhavetobethistalltogoonthisride.blogspot.com/ keyboard jockey

            It might to their air quality 😉

        • http://www.freedomreconnection.com/ FreedomRecon

          The same way the study says that air is racist.

          • Linda

            Sorry, that is just a misstatement and you know it.

    • jfitzy55

      Linda, come on.

      Why do you think people are behaving in the manner that they are?

      • Linda

        Tell me. I don’t get it, really.

        • jfitzy55

          Well, you’ve criticized them – so what was your basis for doing so?

          • Linda

            I didn’t criticized the studies. I’m questioning why people jump to the conclusion that the study couldn’t possibly have any relevance or truth to it.

          • http://www.freedomreconnection.com/ FreedomRecon

            Newsflash….air is not racist.

          • jfitzy55

            I didn’t say you criticized the authors of the study. I said that you’ve criticized the people who commented here.

            please re-read what I wrote.

            What was your basis for criticizing the commentators here?

          • Linda

            You’re right, you were asking that…sorry. Anyway, go back to my initial comment.

          • carmenta

            I’ll criticize the studies – I’ll criticize the motivation for the studies – and for the metrics used to measure the effects of air pollution and I’ll criticize any race-baiting efforts made by ThinkProgress. Because you do realize that is what this is, right? This is another attempt to fan the flames of the racially intolerant left

          • Linda

            Oh, the big conspiracy thing.

          • carmenta

            No. What motivation would you ascribe to a study that was designed to measure the effects of air-pollution by race?

          • Linda

            Not everything in the world is due to an agenda. Something triggered their scientific interest. I just find it sad that people want to discredit without any real reason…just because they think it is due to some political agenda.

          • carmenta

            How can the reporting of air pollution along racial lines NOT be ‘because of an agenda’? WHAT is the motivation for using race as a metric in such a study?

          • http://youhavetobethistalltogoonthisride.blogspot.com/ keyboard jockey

            Do you know who pay’s for a lot of these studies? A lot of the funding comes from government grants “Soft Money” The rest come from Lefty orgs that order up a study to use to drive their political agendas.

          • http://www.freedomreconnection.com/ FreedomRecon

            As long as it doesn’t come from “Dark Money” it’s all good :/

          • WhoDat

            Whys it have to be dark?

          • http://www.freedomreconnection.com/ FreedomRecon

            Because Harry Reid says so.

          • WhoDat

            Maybe he’s a racist.

          • http://www.freedomreconnection.com/ FreedomRecon

            Agreed.

          • QueenB

            Maybe?

          • http://youhavetobethistalltogoonthisride.blogspot.com/ keyboard jockey

            Can’t be, Think Progress defends him 😉 I am not sure exactly if Harry Reid is still breathing in any white or any other kind of air, he looks pretty pale to me (could be because he’s just so freaking white) someone should hold a mirror under his nose and check.

            Remember when Harry Reid lied about Romney not paying his taxes?

            Despite groups like Think Progress and people like Nancy Pelosi defending Harry Reid’s comments about Mitt Romney not paying taxes for ten years….

          • WhoDat

            It’s all that Koch.

          • http://www.freedomreconnection.com/ FreedomRecon

            Koch and their dark money…..damn them. :/

          • DeeDee

            He’s breathing in Mormon air. It’s different.

          • carmenta

            EVERYTHING in academia is due to an ‘agenda’ – you obviously have never applied for a grant, or sat on an ethics committee tasked with approving research studies. If you had, you would know that nothing is ever purely driven; someone, somewhere is pulling the strings!

          • Linda

            I’m sure that does occur…just question the “always.”

          • http://www.freedomreconnection.com/ FreedomRecon

            Please go to classes with my daughter for a day…..then tell me that academia is not agenda driven.

          • http://youhavetobethistalltogoonthisride.blogspot.com/ keyboard jockey

            No it’s not a conspiracy and it’s not big. It’s an agenda – a lefty socialist agenda.

          • Linda

            Sure.

          • Hey, That’s Pretty Good

            Think Progress literally said that white people get cleaner air than minorities. How is that anything other than them fanning the flames of racial tension?

          • Linda

            That’s not what they said. Re-read the article. If anything, it may indicate that there is something in the genes that is making a difference.

          • http://www.freedomreconnection.com/ FreedomRecon

            Genes definitely cause a black person to breathe polluted air more. :/

          • WhoDat

            And forces them to remain in polluted environments.

          • http://www.freedomreconnection.com/ FreedomRecon

            Glad we all understand this. :)

          • Linda

            Really…that’s your interpretation of what I said?

          • http://www.freedomreconnection.com/ FreedomRecon

            Did you read the article?

          • Linda

            Yes, I did. There is nothing in it to generate that sarcastic remark.

          • http://www.freedomreconnection.com/ FreedomRecon

            Ok

          • Donna Acosta

            1) Because I’m white, my husband is Latino, and our children are biracial…and I can assure you, Linda, I do not somehow magically breathe purified air while my husband and kids breathe polluted air. Duh, *we breathe the same air.* When I lived in a largely Latino neighborhood, I breathed the same air as the Latinos. When I worked in Watts, I was breathing the same air as the blacks there. Again, duuuuh. 2) As several people have pointed out, minorities tend to move to the US to cities — New York City, Los Angeles, San Francisco. I’d suggest you look into a little thing called “American history” to better understand this, or maybe move to a rural community and try to get a job, but (wait for it!) I think I’d be wasting my breath…!

    • carmenta

      Do you understand what Twitchy is? Do you have a single clue that sometimes people laugh because otherwise they’d cry over the utter stupidity? How many millions were spent on a study that tells us something any child could see and that does precisely nothing to address the problem? Here’s a clue, Linda – if you are so distressed by mockery, dont read Twitchy! Go see if any proggy pages want your inane comments!

      • Linda

        Yes, I do understand what Twitch is about. I understand people wanting to vent frustrations. I come here because I want to keep abreast of how the “right” mind is working. People should be able to handle a challenge to what they believe. If we just stay with our own little group we run the risk of becoming myopic and rigid in our thinking. I’m sorry you think my comments are inane so I’ll throw your statement back at you: don’t read them.

        • Stephen L. Hall #NonquamTrump

          Coming to visit our “group” doesn’t mean that you are not staying in your own little group and remaining myopic and rigid in your thinking if all you are doing is trolling and throwing bombs. Pretending to be open minded while trolling is laughable.

          • Linda

            Go ahead and laugh then…nothing I say will convince you otherwise. I don’t think of it as dropping bombs. If I wanted to do that, I’d drop them and get the heck out of dodge. But I stay.

          • mrspinky85

            i don’t believe you come here to see how we think. You come to read into what you think we think or why we think what we think. If you want to know what someone who is conservative or right leaning thinks, you could just ask. But, I don’t know why its important to you to remain abreast of how we think when you have no desire to change how you think. Why care what we think?

          • journogal

            Because the poster believes they are above us.

          • Stephen L. Hall #NonquamTrump

            The air is better up there! Reparations now!

          • Linda

            If I came to just “read into what I think you think” why would I make comments? Ask questions? Challenge statements?
            I’m interested because I’m stunned so often by what the right supports and I want to see what lies beneath the beliefs.

          • Stephen L. Hall #NonquamTrump

            If you wanted to know what people thought, you’d ask real questions rather than misleading rhetorical ones. Your challenges consist of you just spouting the same rhetorical unsupported conclusions and expecting others to suddenly agree.

          • Linda

            I can say that that is not my intention but you’re going to see my comments in the light you want simply because they’er mine.

          • Stephen L. Hall #NonquamTrump

            When you ask a serious question, I shall be happy to give a serious answer. But don’t expect people to be too serious on a silly topic.

        • Patrick Klocek

          I occasionally go to the Huffington Post to see how less enlightened people think.

    • Republicanvet

      There was a time where scientific theory in this country was viciously debated by both sides, and in some areas, still is.

      Then Gorebal Warmongering came along where people, rather than defend their asinine theories, decided to try silence opposition.

      If their science is sound and they want to propose something to fix it, then I’m sure they will react to any criticism with much less butthurt than you have exhibited here princess.

      Or they will just use it as an excuse to continually request study grants, do a few more studies, use it as a club politically when convenient and turn it into a leftist jobs program like many university research departments.

      • Linda

        OK, Mr. Prince.

        • QueenB

          He is a Prince, isn’t he? He is also correct.

          • Republicanvet

            Awww. I’m blushing.

          • http://www.freedomreconnection.com/ FreedomRecon

            Stop flirting! :)

          • QueenB

            Taking all the fun out of my afternoon……. :-(

          • http://www.freedomreconnection.com/ FreedomRecon

            My mission here is complete.

    • RememberSekhmet

      We mock because the most obvious explanation seems to have been dismissed out of hand (minorities live mostly in cities), in favor of trying to show how it is some kind of “privilege” that ensures lower levels of air pollution for white people.

      • Linda

        I suspect you didn’t read the article first. But if it makes people feel better to mock without justification I’ll just have to accept that there are people like that. I will say that this kind of behavior diminishes one’s credibility.

        • Diggur

          They give no explanations for their conclusions in this article. It is getting out of hand to blame white people for everything that is wrong in the world. It’s stupid, and that’s why people are making fun of the conclusions.

          • Linda

            Sigh…they aren’t blaming white people.

          • Diggur

            Sigh…yeah, they are. Read the article.

    • http://www.freedomreconnection.com/ FreedomRecon

      Trust me, if they write an article using some common sense, we will respond with common sense….until then, we will mock.

      • Linda

        So, it’s all about what TP writes rather than the studies. Gotcha

        • http://www.freedomreconnection.com/ FreedomRecon

          This whole thread was about what TP wrote.

  • Al’s Annoyed Grandpa

    *puts head down on desk and gives up*

  • QueenB

    I have to wonder….how did the air in the selfie limo decide to be good air or bad air?

    • http://www.freedomreconnection.com/ FreedomRecon

      The air in the limo had to divide itself into 3 parts, 1 part for Biden, 1 part for Obama’s white half, and 1 part for Obama’s black half. See?

      • QueenB

        So, using common core, that would be about 163.5348343%, right?

        • http://www.freedomreconnection.com/ FreedomRecon

          Prezactly.

  • http://www.nleomf.org/officers/ FlatFoot

    “When low-income white people were compared to high-income Hispanic people, the latter group experienced higher levels of nitrogen dioxide.”

    Bean burrito side effects, no doubt, but blame the White folk… must be the inevitablely racist result of — White Nose-Hair Privilege and white Sniffluenza

  • Republicanvet

    Think of this. You are an engineer, unemployed for several years in Obama’s economy, and this guy gets paid to write this drivel.

    • http://www.freedomreconnection.com/ FreedomRecon

      Probably overpaid.

  • Jens Johnson

    Sometimes this race card just goes too far.

    • Stephen L. Hall #NonquamTrump

      That would be all the time . . . that card has expired.

  • http://bigdeemagnifies.blogspot.com Diana Morrison

    Huh. I’m going down the block to see whether the air looks different over the black families’ houses.

    • http://www.freedomreconnection.com/ FreedomRecon

      It does, but you won’t be able to see it, due to that pure air bubble you live in.

  • Flavius Josephus

    I think that Rachael has created this year’s Gag gift! The empty Jar full of “White People Air”, with proper packaging and marketing of course, could be the next great “Fad” like the “Pet Rock” Craze of yesteryear! Investors, anyone?

  • Brown

    What about all the smug pollution liberals are causing?

  • LegalizeShemp

    I just broke wind (women, children,minorities and the poor hardest hit).

  • Michael Rice

    Should we expect the forced busing of air in the near future?

  • LegalizeShemp

    This is outrageous! In order to provide air equality, the government should install giant fans in the ghettos to blow all that pollution into swanky white neighborhoods. Those white people need to get a whiff of what Democrat run slums have been smelling for years.

    • jfitzy55

      De Blasio is going to now make it a requirement that all white people in NYC eat beef-a-reeno, just like Rusty the horse.

    • Republicanvet

      Al Sharpton is organizing his fans as we speak.

  • unknown

    Is snow racist too? What about black ice?

    http://youtu.be/efiW2K8gASM

    • Stephen L. Hall #NonquamTrump

      No, but beware of the yellow snow.

      • QueenB

        You’re not being very nice to Asians there, SLH.

    • LegalizeShemp

      Black holes too, they swallow up airliners filled with Chinese people.

      • WhoDat

        That’s not nice to talk about women’s body parts in that way.

        • http://youhavetobethistalltogoonthisride.blogspot.com/ keyboard jockey

          You made a funny :)

      • unknown

        Why is Angel’s Food Cake white and Devil’s Food Cake black?!

        • http://youhavetobethistalltogoonthisride.blogspot.com/ keyboard jockey

          I hope Yale has credentialed people studying why.

  • WhoDat

    Ugh, downplaying an issue we all deal with by saying it’s racist.

    • http://youhavetobethistalltogoonthisride.blogspot.com/ keyboard jockey

      Actually our air is cleaner because we live in a 1st world country. For example, there are bans on burning wood in fire places in Montana during winter inversions – that’s clean mountain air being monitored in the winter so people don’t breath in dirty air. They changed over to pellet burning stoves to keep the air clean.

      The third world countries like Mexico and Afghanistan have terrible air. Kabul sewer is above ground breathing in the air in Kabul is like breathing in dry animal and human feces particulates.

      India and China industrial nations with what looks like no regulations for air quality are terrible. There is nothing to compare them to in the United States.

      Think Prorgess is stirring the racial divide pot it’s what they do.

  • LegalizeShemp

    Look at the bright side progressives, all those long term health problems caused by breathing dirty racist air will cause a need for more Obamacare benefits and lots of Democrat party votes for years to come.

  • carmenta

    Only one thing for it – the obamanation will need to tax the very air we breathe based on quality – you use the good stuff, you pay more! But its totally not racist, guys, its only fair that those who have the most healthy air pay a little more/

    • Stephen L. Hall #NonquamTrump

      I thought air redistribution was called . . . wind.

      • Dan Borden

        Yeah, well we used to call climate change weather, but that is so 20th century. You have to get with the times!!! Damn, if you keep it up, you might actually start voting for conservatives.

      • carmenta

        but wind? that’s caused by ‘climate change’ right? So white people are responsible for that too? Uh oh, I see another tax a-coming this white persons way!

        • TexSizzle

          Isn’t a carbon tax racist? After all, pure carbon is black.

          Edit: This should be a reply to Keyboard Jockey’s comment below.

    • http://youhavetobethistalltogoonthisride.blogspot.com/ keyboard jockey

      Maryland passed a rain tax anything is possible. How else can they convince the current congress to pass a carbon tax? It’s racist if they don’t right?

      There must be a formula “equation” that Think Progress whips out -a formula to make any human action racist.

      • Stephen L. Hall #NonquamTrump

        Carbon (CO2) taxes; Hydrogen (H2O) taxes? HydroCarbon taxes (H?C?) ? Are Oxygen taxes next?

        • http://youhavetobethistalltogoonthisride.blogspot.com/ keyboard jockey

          If you think about Obamacare we are paying a tax already for breathing. If you are born and living in the United States the government has mandated that you buy health insurance – you know they argued in front of SCOTUS it’s a tax. So the only way not to pay that tax is if you aren’t alive and not “breathing”. So we already are paying a tax for breathing if you think about it. The standard is being a living United States citizen.

          • Stephen L. Hall #NonquamTrump

            Actually the Carbon tax is a tax on carbon dioxide, which the EPA has declared a pollutant and the Courts have agreed. Breathing creates pollution, hence can be regulated by the EPA.

          • http://youhavetobethistalltogoonthisride.blogspot.com/ keyboard jockey

            Yeah SCOTUS skrewed the pooch regarding their decision on the powers of an un elected department of the government – the EPA. IMO.

    • Elizabeth

      Yup. We’ll see a bill soon enough. Or just an executive order. That’s the whole point of their story.

    • Dan Borden

      I just feel so damn guilty!! I have hogged all the good air at the expense of the poor and oppressed people of color for 50 years. As soon as I get out of this line at this store when the poor and oppressed are busy buying all this junk food with EBT cards(and beer and lottery tickets with cash), I intend to write my congressman and demand an air purity tax. Damn, now I am stuck in line getting out of the parking lot where all these poor and oppressed peoples all seem to be able to afford fairly new SUVs. Wow, what sacrifices they are making, living in public housing and forced to accept EBT and welfare just so their children can ride in a nice car.

      • carmenta

        white guilt is the first step to becoming a prog – man, you need to see an obamadoctor quick – they can ‘help’ you with that!

  • Chevypowered

    Just, stop. Please…

  • WhoDat

    Next up: Dihydrogen monoxide has taken over 2/3 of our world and should be dealt with.

    • QueenB

      Need to do something about that crazy stuff for sure. It should probably be banned.

  • SpaceRacer423

    no one ever cared that sunlight was racist.
    Wesley Snipes doesnt even know what sunscreen is,
    but I have to invest in lotion, aloe, and a parasol.

    • http://youhavetobethistalltogoonthisride.blogspot.com/ keyboard jockey

      black people do sunburn.

      • QueenB

        Not like redheads though. I demand reparations.

        • WhoDat

          Me, too. Too much money spent on sunscreen or aloe.

          • QueenB

            lol No wonder we fight. We’re BOTH perfect.

          • WhoDat

            Damn Irish ancestors…

          • QueenB

            Ohhhh…..Scottish. So you’re ALMOST perfect. ;-D

          • http://www.freedomreconnection.com/ FreedomRecon

            You are both white, so just hush and keep on living in your privileged pure air bubbles……I’m going home to smoke my peace pipe.

          • WhoDat

            Puff, puff, pass.

          • QueenB

            Don’t be a bogart!

          • http://www.freedomreconnection.com/ FreedomRecon

            Who said I was gonna share?

        • http://www.freedomreconnection.com/ FreedomRecon

          You poor gingers! My daughter can relate.

        • Republicanvet

          Redheads are the most gorgeous humans to walk the earth.

          (looks over shoulder for wife)

  • Jake Bradford

    Like I keep saying, leftism is a religion. The state is god, but one of the sacraments is race-baiting.
    These people will not stop until they have everybody on earth hating white people, and blaming them for every problem in this and surrounding galaxies.
    Never ever EVER forget: The Left is 100% anti-white

    • LegalizeShemp

      They’re 100% anti-Christian, anti-US Constitution and anti-capitalist too.

      • Jake Bradford

        Well naturally. But people know those things by this point (hopefully).

    • Diggur

      The irony is that the Democrats are the party that tried to keep minorities down, the party that has poisoned the lives of minorities with welfare in order to buy their votes, and the party that will enslave all of them once they manage to get rid of the Conservatives who have tried to stop all of this nonsense. They’re not anti-white, they’re anti-freedom and pro-slavery.

      • Jake Bradford

        They are anti-white currently, just as they have been anti-black before. It’s all about power and what they will do to get it. Using the racism meme and portraying whites as oppressors earns them votes nowadays from the alleged victims of “white privilege”.

  • RumDoooogie

    well in that case…im screwed

  • Chevypowered

    Soon a new study will show that air is:

    Sexist. Homophobic and Pro-life.

    • WhoDat

      And it should be fired and shunned.

      • http://www.freedomreconnection.com/ FreedomRecon

        You fire air first! LOL

  • Hey, That’s Pretty Good

    And there are liberals who actually take Think Progress seriously.

    What are they implying? That air pollutes itself so black people can’t have clean air?

    • Jake Bradford

      Most hardcore progs believe ANYTHING that portrays whites as bad and minorities as the victim.

  • Adam Wood

    All your air are belong to us.

    • RumDoooogie

      please mister white man i need some white air to live

  • Beentheremovedaway

    What does it say about me that this is the first thought I had?
    Inhale Einstein, exhale Hitler

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XD_ZQwfODtg

    Living where I do, on the edge of the Pacific, all my new breaths come over on the jet stream from Asia and my exhales continue east toward Corvallis, Salem, Portland and all points East.
    I feel almost like I should just stop all breathing activity, as to not come off as racist, or airist or something equally stupid!

    • Beentheremovedaway

      Should have mentioned that the music starts around the 50 second mark. Enjoy!
      See, we all learned something new today!

  • Jake Bradford

    Btw, if anybody cares, this model is the same one used in Russia, Germany, Mao’s China, etc. Find a group to blame all the society’s problems on, and little by little, begin the persecution and punishment. If things keep going down this path, one day soon leftists like Judd Legum will be arguing things like white people should have only 1 child (or none), whites should make reparations for historical advantage, whites should
    be given harsher prison sentences to “even the scales of social justice”, and so on.
    They are already half way there

  • LegalizeShemp

    I’m surprised that after 44 years of EPA regulatory control of our air quality, there still is rampant air inequality in our cities.

  • ICOYAR

    Leftists exhale nothing but hot air.

  • unknown

    Mel Brooks prophesied this

    http://youtu.be/SiabeNR_q0U

    • http://www.black-and-right.com/ Ice Cold Troll

      HAIL SKROOB!

    • Diggur

      OMGosh, gasp, snort, I’m laughing so hard I’m dying!

  • https://youtu.be/h82D5ZvcALM CrustyB

    I think all good liberals should have a day where they don’t breath. Or else racism.

  • Hey, That’s Pretty Good

    I’m confused now. I have a black neighbor. Is his air dirtier than mine?

    • QueenB

      Here’s what I want to know….when I got my friend’s, who happens to be Mexican, house, does the air I breathe get dirtier or do I have like a clean air aura?

      • http://www.freedomreconnection.com/ FreedomRecon

        Clean air bubbles.

    • Jake Bradford

      I bet the air in Africa is much better than the air in UES of NYC

      • Hey, That’s Pretty Good

        Must be because all of the white people living in Africa.

    • LegalizeShemp

      “Depends, is he a clean, well spoken black man?” Sincerely, Joe Biden

  • LegalizeShemp

    People who live on hills are racist too, they have fresh, soothing breezes up there while stagnant air kills those who live in valleys.

  • Hey, That’s Pretty Good

    White liberals should officially stop breathing, otherwise those vile racists are holding black people down.

  • LegalizeShemp

    You have to almost admire the devious slime on the Left, they have a non-stop parade of fabricated, convenient excuses for the obvious failure of their policies to solve any given problem.

    • http://www.freedomreconnection.com/ FreedomRecon

      All roads lead to racism.

  • LegalizeShemp

    It’s total unfairness and racism, rich people can afford gas masks while poor people have to cup their hands over their nose or breathe through a moistened towel.

  • agentm0m

    So when Doctor Who gave the gift of “air from his lungs” he was being a racist pig? I knew it!!!!

    • QueenB

      You really should be wary of any doctor with a question for a last name, ya know?

    • agentm0m

      Um, don’t know why the picture posted 3 times. I tried to edit that, and that part they wouldn’t let me fix. Sorry guys!

  • Hey, That’s Pretty Good

    So a white guy living next to a plant that releases air polluting smog has cleaner air than a black guy living out in the country away from cities?

    • http://www.black-and-right.com/ Ice Cold Troll

      Yes, naturally. The evil, racist CEOs have huge invisible fans installed to blow the soot into the colored neighborhood.

  • Zefal

    I breathed black air once. Not bad at all if you don’t count the straightened al sharpton hairs I had to remove from my nostrils.

  • LegalizeShemp

    This is a plot by Republicans to suppress the minority vote. On Election Day, Republicans will issue an Unhealthy Air Quality alert in minority neighborhoods and instruct them to stay indoors. Republicans will then swarm the polling places and steal another election by using bad air to suppress the minority vote !

    • Hey, That’s Pretty Good

      Just like they did in 2012! That’s why Obama lost the….what were we crying about again? – liberal logic

    • RumDoooogie

      well imma put on my gas mask and go vote i reckon

  • Tim jones

    then don’t breath it..

  • socalcon

    “According to Julian Marshall, who led the University of Minnesota’s research…”
    Minnesota gave us Gov . Ventura and Sen.Franken…
    uh, ok.

    • WhoDat

      And Michelle Bachmann.

      • socalcon

        Troll

      • john lecorchick

        you know the thing about blind squirrels right…..

        • http://www.freedomreconnection.com/ FreedomRecon

          Do they steal all the good air too?

          • john lecorchick

            only the albino ones, according to TP…the black ones are forced to live in dead trees where oxygen is only a network on cable tv

  • http://www.black-and-right.com/ Ice Cold Troll

    So…..I’m sure that by now someone else has suggested that the solution for this crisis will be the Affordable Air Act?

    • LegalizeShemp

      Nice !

    • QueenB

      It’s gonna really suck when “if you like you air, you can keep your air” is proven to be a big, fat lie.

      • Diggur

        Oh dear, laughing so hard!

    • LegalizeShemp

      Yep, every American will have to purchase a gas mask or it will be deducted from your IRS refund.

    • Stephen L. Hall #NonquamTrump

      Sorry, the acronym is already taken . . . people will just call it Obamaair.

  • LegalizeShemp

    So if a white person receives mouth to mouth resusictation from a racial minority acting as a Good Samaritan, can the white person sue the minority for damaging his lungs with unhealthy air? Liberal lawyers want to know !

  • walwus

    Maybe we should all hold our breathes as a form of reparations?

  • agentm0m

    So when The Hollies sang “The Air that Breathe” they were evil racists lording it over people of color who can’t breathe the same air! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HydvceA1PAI

    • LegalizeShemp

      How about “Long Cool woman in a BLACK Dress”? That was clearly a racist Hollies song also.

      • QueenB

        Are you serious!!?? I thought her dress was red. Damnit!

        • LegalizeShemp

          That was John Dillinger’s girlfriend outside the movie theatre.

          • http://www.freedomreconnection.com/ FreedomRecon

            But the devil did where the blue dress, right?

          • QueenB

            Monica Lewinski did, I know that.

          • Stephen L. Hall #NonquamTrump

            I always pictured the devil in a short black leather mini-skirt . . . but maybe that’s just me.

          • http://www.freedomreconnection.com/ FreedomRecon

            She’s blonde, you know….run!

          • Stephen L. Hall #NonquamTrump

            No doubt! . . . Wait . . . the lead singer of that group was blonde too!

          • http://www.freedomreconnection.com/ FreedomRecon

            I thought we blondes were required to wear short black leather mini-skirts…as part of of evilness.

        • LegalizeShemp

          And don’t forget “Lady in Red” by Chris DeBurgh, that was a racist song which offended Native Americans as well.

  • http://www.freedomreconnection.com/ FreedomRecon

    I’m curious, if they air quality changes depending on your minority status….exactly what is the purity of air for Mexican, Native American, etc? I’d like a full break down please, so I can better determine how mad I should be.

    • QueenB

      Here’s a very important question….in 2025, or whenever it is they say white people will be in the minority, does the air change to be bad for white people, good for others?

      • http://www.freedomreconnection.com/ FreedomRecon

        LOL that made me giggle.

        • QueenB

          This is something we need to know. We need to prepare if the airpacolypse is coming.

          • Stephen L. Hall #NonquamTrump

            You’re going to become one of those air hoarders they make tv shows about, aren’t you?

          • http://www.freedomreconnection.com/ FreedomRecon

            Shhhhh…she’s been hoarding it for years. She stores it next to all her sunscreen.

          • QueenB

            A good woman is always prepared! And a good red-headed woman, well……..

          • Diggur

            LOL!

        • DeeDee

          You shouldn’t giggle.That’s racist. Giggling causes you to use up more pure white air leaving the minorities with even filthier air. You filthy racist.

      • Hank_Scorpio

        To be safe, I plan on bottling my own air and stockpiling for the coming badairpocalypse….

  • PatriotRG

    Every time some pathetic moron reveling in perceived victim hood mentions the word racist – I want to wack them in the head really hard. The left have socially engineered this word to be the worst possible crime in the world. They would rather get in an elevator with a serial rapist than a racist. Stop giving the left this power, racism at least white on black racism is simply very hard to find. I can find a hell of a lot more black on white racism , just as i can find a hell of a lot more black on white crime than white on black crime.

    • LegalizeShemp

      Yep, the Left has repeatedly defended celebrity child molesters like Roman Polanski and Woody Allen, but racism is a much worse crime to them.

      • therealguyfaux ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

        And if you are Michael Jackson, a black-man-turned-white-whatever-sex-it-was, you got the best of all possible outcomes– you got to continue molesting young peripubescent boys.

        • QueenB

          In all seriousness….I actually had to explain to my boy that Michael Jackson was, in fact, black.

          • http://www.freedomreconnection.com/ FreedomRecon

            Such a waste of so much talent. Ahhh the 80s…good times.

  • http://www.freedomreconnection.com/ FreedomRecon

    Just remember…..Every breath you take…..I’ll be watchin you.

  • RememberSekhmet

    Urban versus rural. Even rich Blacks and Hispanics tend to live in or around large cities.

  • mrspinky85

    I am starting to think that this “Think” Progress group thinks that its readership is so dumb that they would believe this nonsense.

    • QueenB

      Keep reading mrspinky……..high entertainment this afternoon.

    • http://www.freedomreconnection.com/ FreedomRecon

      I’m thinking Think P doesn’t understand what think means.

      • Stephen L. Hall #NonquamTrump

        or Progress for that matter.

        • Scotty G.

          ThinkRegress.

          • Stephen L. Hall #NonquamTrump

            ThoughtlessRegress.

    • ButteryWench

      Thinks or knows?

      • mrspinky85

        We know the answer.

  • Hank_Scorpio

    Rosa Parks was just sick of the bad air that dominates the back of all buses….true story…..

    • therealguyfaux ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

      “Shee-it, why you think they put us in the back– so we be closer to the exhaust pipe, yo…They got rid o’ trolley cars ’bout the same time black folks was movin’ into cities, so them buses with they diesel fumes could poison us, now tell me I be lyin’ ’bout that…”

      • Hank_Scorpio

        I know a guy that can get you some of the good Swedish air, them folks be so white they see through…..

    • Maryland_Malcontent

      Always found it humorous that, even though they beat ’em over the head with rosa parks’ story in order to cultivate “white guilt”, the back of the bus has long been, and still is, the place where the “coolest” kids of any color sit on my area school buses.

  • mrspinky85

    They are leading to blaming whites for global warming. I called it..its mine.

    • QueenB

      Thank you for taking one for the team. lol

      • http://www.freedomreconnection.com/ FreedomRecon

        She didn’t build that. How could she? What with all that bad air she’s forced to inhale.

    • Memphis Viking

      You’re too late, they already do. Who do you think they’re talking about when they talk about “developed countries”?

  • agentm0m

    Sting is on the case, people! Every Breathe You Take! Oops, sorry! Wrong Sting!

  • GaryTheBrave

    I used to live in the San Gabriel Valley when the Smog was the worst. We had a saying, “Don’t trust no air you can’t see.”

    • Hank_Scorpio

      Did you have to import white people to clean up the air?

      • http://www.freedomreconnection.com/ FreedomRecon

        Really laughed out loud on that one! OMG. So funny.

      • GaryTheBrave

        My neighborhood was all white. We blamed Glendale. I think it was really Sierra Madre, though.

        • Diggur

          Hey, now, I grew up in Glendale. :)

    • Stephen L. Hall #NonquamTrump

      How do you know you are in LA? You have to chew before you can breath.

  • agentm0m

    I think Think Progress is going to have to go after the group Air Supply. They were four white guys!

  • LegalizeShemp

    Now I get it, “The Air Up There” was a racist movie too ! White basketball coach travels to Africa to capture a black man and transport him back to the US to engage in slave basketball labor.

  • Hank_Scorpio

    I hear the Swedes have the purest air, it’s so pure they have to cut it with diesel fumes before they export it….

    • trixiewoobeans

      Soooo, can a Swede rent themself out as an air purifier? Asking for a friend.

  • LegalizeShemp

    Remember, these are the same people who said the CIA introduced crack cocaine into South Central LA to kill off black people.

  • Hank_Scorpio

    BREAKING: A cargo ship has been detained by the DEA, it’s reported that it was carrying 1200 tons of pure Swedish air worth an estimated $56 million on the street. According to DEA spokesman Deltoid P. Hamsterlicker, “Had this Swedish air hit the streets, hundreds of lungs would’ve exploded.” Authorities are exploring their options as to what to do with the illegal Swedish air. Now back to Chesty LaRue for the weather….

    • Brett Weir

      Scorpio, you’re totally mad!

  • Joel A. Edge

    Bout the only air going on at Thinkprogress is the air between somebodies’ ears.

    • Memphis Viking

      I think the problem is not enough oxygen to their brains, not too much.

  • LegalizeShemp

    I don’t think white people are responsible for that bad air, everytime I wake up at 7 AM due to a lot of noise outside, I see a non-white person running a gasoline powered air blower with no filter on it. The blower can be seen aerosolizing and widely distributing dust, leaves, rat feces, bits of vulcanized rubber, pollen, dog crap and gutter trash into the air for everyone, including white people to enjoy when they step outside.

  • mrspinky85

    This is so crazy that no one is taking this article serious. I haven’t laughed on here this hard in awhile. Thank you Think Progress for reminding me that being conservative is a lot less stressful.

  • AT

    What really upsets me is that whites didn’t even earn that air. It was passed down through inheritances by their slave-owning ancestors.

    It’s just a blessing that the equal rights act was passed. Before then, blacks didn’t even have air. They had to breathe rocks!

  • Baba Ghanoush

    Maybe if you get your head out of Obama’s arse, the air might clear up.

  • CO2 Producer

    The next time someone whines or lectures me about my smoking, I’ll tell them, “I’m fighting the air of racial injustice in order to ease my guilty conscience. Therefore, I am bulletproof to any sort of criticism.”

    • LegalizeShemp

      You’ll only be allowed to smoke in white neighborhoods, that’s Pneumatic Reparations.

      • CO2 Producer

        Going to have to make a run for Pneumatic Fairness Cylinders soon. Supply is getting low.

  • schveiguy

    We need airfirmative action.

  • Diggur

    So….if I stand next to a person of color on the street, is he breathing my pure, caucasian air, or am I breathing his impure, minority air? This is the most incredible thing that I have ever read. The really tragic part is that there are people who will actually believe this, and it will contribute to the racial division and resentment that we’re already experiencing in this country.

    • LegalizeShemp

      That’s the whole idea, whitey is killing minorities in ways we can’t even imagine, that’s how sneaky and devious those white devils are.

  • LegalizeShemp

    Remember folks, these are the people who say “conservatives are divisive”. Look at the lengths these leftists will go in order to inflame racial tensions, while at the same time claiming they want to reduce or eliminate racial tensions. Divide and conquer is their strategy.

  • Randal Smith

    They see me breathin’. They hatin’. Just ’cause I’m breathin’ dirty.

  • Rex

    Come to Bakersfield, California and see how that argument completely fails.

    • http://youhavetobethistalltogoonthisride.blogspot.com/ keyboard jockey

      The late great golden state.

  • AT

    Is this also true for animals? Do polar bears breathe better air than black bears?

    • Maryland_Malcontent

      But wait, aren’t polar bears black underneath the fur?

      • AT

        I just looked that up and it’s horrifying.

  • TheKingJAK

    I purchase my air in bulk at Costco.

  • http://truthbeagle.blogspot.com/ Plep’s Trumplimo

    That’s why Michael Jackson used a hyper-baric chamber.

    • http://youhavetobethistalltogoonthisride.blogspot.com/ keyboard jockey

      ^^ True story the same reason he bleached his skin/

      • QueenB

        Maybe the good air turned him white

  • porgiefirefighter

    Hoof Hearted

  • DLago

    Hmm, my hometown figured out a way to tax the rain. Something about ground cover or something.
    Could this be grounds for taxing the air? Think about it, this could be huge!
    1. Claim that the 1% gets the best air while the 99% suffer.
    2.?
    3. Profit!

    • Maryland_Malcontent

      If it “saves the bay” (Which has been dead and dirt brown since these efforts to “save” it started) then my state will pass it.

      Around here “save the bay” is almost as persuasive as the classic “do it for the children” :(

  • rogleecam

    alright you whities…I HEAR HEAVYBREATHING!

  • Dave K.

    This is one of the stupidest things I have had the misfortune to read. Next, people with grass on their property will be racist because minorities in inner cities don’t have it.

    Damn it, I took a deep breath of my cleaner air to calm down so now I’m even more racist!

    Beam me up Jesus, It’s getting too moronic down here.

  • Zach Smith

    Do these people ever stop looking for racism?

  • Danny Wheeler

    Way to “air” an opinion! (Ah, see what I did there?)

  • Brett Weir

    This just shows me how sick and heartless these liberals are. All they have to do is buy houses in more diverse neighborhoods and it would save thousands of lives, but no, they have to live in their all white neighborhoods and horde all the good air. How about moving to the hood and taking some of the good air with you hypocrites.

  • Chip

    Damn that Whites Only Carbon Tax!!!!

  • ToyZebra

    So, since air cannot be racist, then logically white people must have superior lungs. That means the University of Minnesota is promoting the idea of white racial superiority. (Hey, if they are going to twist ideas, might as well twist them back.)

  • Patrick Klocek

    200 years ago, the answer to racism, among white liberals at the time, was to encourage the migration of African Americans to Liberia. Now, I think the real answer is the encouragement of white liberals to migrate to Liberia. It seems to be them alone who are creating and perpetuating racism.

  • Gallatin

    Did my money pay for this trash?

  • Ryan Johnson

    Aren’t we a bit late for April Fools, think stupid?

  • Perry

    Election year BS.

  • kayakingfatso

    This HAS to be a joke. Are liberals just trying to out-ridiculous each other with this crap? I don’t want to know anyone who believes this garbage.

  • http://www.glitternight.com/liberals-and-conservatives Balladeer

    Hey, the science is settled, the debate is over. Stop being a bunch of hate-filled “deniers”. (I’m being sarcastic)

  • Dan13

    Do the progressives want to clean up the air for the blacks or dirty up the air for the whites?

    • mickeyco

      Dirty up “white” air, of course. Equality, not improvement, is the goal.

    • SorryJeffersonWeTried

      Actually, they want it all for themselves.

  • Dan13

    A black woman lives next door to me on my northside. A Cuban family lives kitty-corner on my southwest side. A black family lives kitty-corner on my northeast and northwest sides.
    Does my clean air drop straight down to me?

    • mickeyco

      I think there are invisible pipes attached to white people thru which clean air flows. The minorities are left with the everyday stuff floating around. Or at least this makes as much sense as anything.

    • SorryJeffersonWeTried

      No, it comes through your I.D. card.

  • Joseph Chapman

    This is the most outrageous thing I’ve ever heard of. I’m getting so tired of the race card being thrown around. It always seems that the one community of people that claim racism is the “black” community. What about Hispanics? Do you EVER hear anything about a Hispanic claiming racism?! Or any other “race” for that matter?!? Seriously….back in the day when there was an obvious degree of racism along with segregation, I could understand it being claimed. But nowadays, with so many interracial relationships and children you’d think that we’d be past all this. In this day and age, as far as we’ve come, and while I do agree that there is probably still a very small degree of racism among “white” people, it’s all but gone. I am a “white” guy with friends ranging through all types of descendants. Personally I feel that the way we keep referring to each other as “white” or “black” is only contributing to the problem. We are all HUMAN BEINGS! THAT is our race. Honestly, over all my years of observing the problem, I’ve come to the conclusion that those who claim racism against themselves are usually the actual racists. That’s just what I’ve come to see nowadays. I’ve had people call me racist because I don’t agree at all with Obama’s policies, which has NOTHING to do with the color of his skin! And I’m not racist to any degree! I feel the problem is deeper than that. It’s more that the racism has been passed down through the black community just because the parents held a grudge due to their prior generations circumstances or for other trivial reasons, and so on and so on. I say this because I’ve lost count on how many times I’ve seen young “black” children already calling “white” children “crackers”, “wiggers”, or other manner of racist derogatory terms. In conclusion, racism is barely being kept alive at all by “white” people, it’s being kept alive by the “black” people who hold a grudge against the entire “white” society due to the actions of a few. And that’s what I’ve come to believe. You can jump on me, attack me all you want. Until I stop seeing “black” children acting racist and using racist terms, because it IS taught to them, that will continue to be my belief.

    • Major

      Well written. My wife of almost 25 years is from Nicaragua and she has an accent when she speaks English. I can usually tell if the person we are meeting for the first time is a liberal or conservative by their questions. A liberal will assume that my wife is from Mexico, and when corrected as to her country of origin make some comment that shows they don’t have the slightest idea of where Nicaragua is. A conservative will ask how she likes living in the US. Also, my wife has said, several times, that if she looks for discrimination she will find it. Do some people discriminate against other people? Yes. Are some people total jerks? Yes. Can you tell the difference? I can’t.

    • SorryJeffersonWeTried

      Welcome my son,
      welcome to the machine…
      -Pink Floyd

  • Tre

    Every time I eat beans I go spend the next hour or so in a non-white neighborhood!

  • Memphis Viking

    They’re not satisfied with just trying to tax carbon, they want to tax ALL air. For ‘fairness’.

  • Memphis Viking

    Think Progress (and I use the term ‘think’ loosely) is clearly not getting enough oxygen to their brains. You’d think since they’re all white themselves, they’d be getting some of the good air that comes with their white privilege.

  • TDS

    For some reason, it made me think of this…

  • jam117

    George W Bush had all the good clean pure white air pumped into the WASP neighborhoods. I’m sure of this.

  • Tom Armstrong

    OK. Here’s the $64,000 question: what issue in today’s society is NOT a “racial issue?”

    Anyone? Bueller? Anyone? Bueller? Bueller? Anyone?

    • SorryJeffersonWeTried

      ummm…black on white crime?

  • Evie1949

    When one factors in the Chinese, Indians and the entire Middle East with the exception of Israel, and Mexico, I guess one could make that claim. If they are trying to say that only the slums and inner cities have pollution problems in this country and that the whites force all non-whites to live in the inner cities, that would be really wack-o-doodle time.

    • oubien

      The study was about Americans, not the whole world. Next time, before you criticize something, try reading it.

      • SorryJeffersonWeTried

        next time you read something idiotic like think progress’s report, try criticizing it!

        • oubien

          And what was idiotic about it?

  • mary dunlap

    Now that’s funny, Minnesotans studying racial issues…. : from Wikipedia: Over 75.0% of Minnesota’s residents are of Western European descent, with the largest reported ancestries being German (38.6%), Norwegian (17.0%), Irish (11.9%), and Swedish (9.8%).[8] As of the 2005–2007 American Community Survey, 6.5% of the residents were foreign-born, compared to 12.5% for the nation.[9] The state has had the reputation of being relatively racially homogeneous, but that is changing. The Hispanic population of Minnesota is increasing rapidly,[10] and recent immigrants have come from all over the world, including Hmongs,[11] Somalis, Vietnamese, and emigrants from the former Soviet bloc.

  • lookinoutforu

    It’s Bush’s fault.

  • Fhalkyn Phoenix

    Can’t… breath… laughing… so… hard…

  • http://youhavetobethistalltogoonthisride.blogspot.com/ keyboard jockey

    So now that this is a thing, I can sell it on ebay right?

  • oubien

    Well this sure is a gold mine of right-wingers revealing their ignorance. The study shows that on average people of color breath dirtier air than white people do. Not that “air is racist”. Correlation is not causation, you stupid potatoes.

  • GoneFishing

    Just WHO isn’t breathing clean air here (rhetorical)?

  • nhbgvgyh

    You all think this anti-White hatred and demonization is funny now – but what comes after is not funny. Trust me – this kind of thing isn’t done to look stupid or silly – it’s done for a specific reason – to spread hatred of Whites and to demonize and dehumanize them.

    What generally follows.. well. It’s never funny.

  • FeralFemale

    Sometimes, I wonder if libs watched that old Eddie Murphy SNL sketch and thought it was true.

    http://www.snotr.com/video/422/Eddie_Murphy_goes_undercover

  • Spasmolytic