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If you thought the efforts to ferret out racism ended with peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, think again. The latest objects to be declared racist are … trees in national parks! How are they racist? They remind blacks of lynchings in the days of slavery. So says Mickey Fearn, the National Park Service deputy director for communications and community assistance (try saying that 10 times real fast…). Keep in mind that Yellowstone, the first national park in the nation, was created in 1872 in Wyoming — several years after slavery ended. And the last time I checked my history, Wyoming wasn’t a slave state. Talk about inconvenient facts. Said Fearn, who is himself black, “African American people feel safe in cities and less safe in nature.” Really? You mean like Chicago, which eight shooting fatalities over the Mother’s Day weekend alone? Fearn went on to explain that “preserving wild places is a white concept, going back to Rome.” In response to which Daniel Greenfield writes: f preserving wild places is a white concept, then clearly national parks are just white privilege and need to be dismantled in a truly multicultural society. Contending that black people aren’t visiting national parks because of slavery memories doesn’t make much sense at this latter date. And it doesn’t appear that other minorities are visiting national parks either. Asians probably don’t have memories of lynched in the wilderness. (Was anyone being lynched in the wilderness at all?) And Canada, where Fearn had visited, didn’t have major slave issues, but also has low utilization rates by minorities. So yes, it’s clearly slavery. Read More: http://libertyunyielding.com/