Palm Springs Removes Racist Trees. Trees.
When it comes to racism, anything can be guilty. From soap dispensers to banana peels. The latest aggressors? Trees. The bark-laden bastards. Apparently they've been racisting it up down in Palm Springs, California. But their white supremacist days are numbered. The city is putting an end to their bigo-tree (see what I did there?). They shall oppress the community no longer!
Palm Springs, Calif., says it will remove a row of trees dividing a neighborhood and a golf course after residents complained that the trees evoked feelings of “segregation” and “discrimination.” After a recent meeting with residents of a historically African-American neighborhood, Mayor Robert Moon and other city officials said the tamarisk trees and chain-link fence that run along the Crossley Tract neighborhood and the Tahquitz Creek Golf Course will be removed, the Desert Sun reported.
Many residents previously told the Sun they believed the trees, which were planted in the 1960s, stemmed from racism, and had a negative impact on the value of their homes as it cut the homes off from the golf course.
The city council will now have to vote to approve the tree removal, which City Manager David Ready previously told the paper will cost about $169,000. He predicts the trees could be gone within the next three months.
Finally, the community will be able to rest easy at night. No longer living in fear of those prejudiced plants.
You know things are good when this is the thing for which people are upset. Folks are looking for racism anywhere they can find it. Turns out the only place they could dig it up was in a row of shrubs planted generations ago. Rooted in alleged white supremacy, those ones. But soon they'll be gone and these whiners will have nothing to whine about. How disappointing for them.
And so the desperate search for racism continues! Could tipping be the next culprit?