July 19, 2020

Teen Magazine: SLEEP Is Racist

  • Flyover Country

By: Ted Patterson

In Brief:

Teen Vogue is warning readers that sleep can be racist.

The Background:

Just when you thought matters couldn’t get anymore absurd, now you can’t even escape accusations of racism in your sleep. The Daily Wire reports:

Teen Vogue, in its imperishable desire to act as the spearhead for political correctness, published an article titled “Black Power Naps Is Addressing Systemic Racism in Sleep,” in which they plugged an artistic initiative entitled “Black Power Naps,” which argues that blacks have had shorter lives than whites because blacks were not permitted to sleep, and thus reparations must be given in the form of time off from work.

Teen Vogue says Black Power Naps is “also a recognition of the hundreds of years of sleep deprivation that Black people and people of color have experienced as a result of systemic racism, a way to pushback against the false stereotype that Black people are lazy, and an investigation of the inequitable distribution of rest.”

Notable Quotes:

“We’re dealing with an inheritance of sleep deprivation. Sleep deprivation was a … deliberate tactic of slave owners to basically make the mind feeble. That same tactic has only evolved.”

  • Navild Acosta, creator of Black Power Naps, 

Ted Patterson is editor of Republic Press.



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