"Democracy Dies in the Darkness" is a tagline closely associated with the Washington Post.
"...Darkness..." is a neo-Liberals' dog-whistle, a sly innuendo that certainly refers to peoples-of-color.
The editors (under the guidance of the owner of the Washington Post) are clearly equating peoples-of-color with Death. They are blaming peoples-of-color for the decline of Western Civilization and are stoking racial animus.
As one of the nation's flagship journals, the editors and owner must be held to a higher standard than a high school student working on the school newspaper. Blatant racism is not tolerated in high schools.
The reckless irresponsibility of racism should not be "celebrated" at the Washington Post.