Lincoln County, OR
"All individuals are required to wear face coverings during any indoors public setting....."
all..... except "people of color..."
no, I am not making this up....
didn't they say, a few days ago, that minorities are hit harder by Covid19 than other races? Could this be the reason?
"People of color who have heightened concerns about racial profiling and harassment due to wearing face coverings in public."
The ability to use logic and critical thinking is being conditioned out of peoples brains.
Here's an article about this from CNN I posted a couple of months ago, with my comment:
"For many black people, deciding whether or not to wear a bandana in public to protect themselves and others from contracting coronavirus is a lose-lose situation that can result in life-threatening consequences either way," Moore said. "
"Not wearing a protective bandana goes against CDC recommendations and increases the risk of contracting Covid-19, but wearing one could mean putting their lives at risk of getting shot or killed because of racially-biased targeting."
"Racial profiling by law enforcement in the US has been documented by studies like the Stanford Open Policing Project,which examined 100 million traffic and pedestrian stops from 2011 to 2017 and found that officers generally stopped blacks at higher rates than whites. In recent years high-profile police shootings of black men have also raised fears of law enforcement among African Americans."
metmike: This article was written by a complete XXXXX at CNN.
Look at the picture above and tell us which of the people might get racially profiled based on the change that wearing a mask is causing to their appearance??
If the vast majority of the population, white and black are wearing masks, following the recent advice of the CDC(which they claim is insensitive to blacks) then wearing a mask actually makes at risk blacks............LOOK MORE LIKE EVERYBODY ELSE!!!!
A black man wearing a mask in 2019, 2018 or previous years........ when nobody else was?
Yeah, that might cause him to be subjected to being stereotyped by some (racist type) people.
A black man wearing a mask during the Coronavirus pandemic that's killing tens of thousands of people in 2020?
Looks like everybody else wearing their masks!
Many more people will be afraid of him for NOT wearing a mask because of the threat that he might have the Coronavirus and is irresponsibly shedding his contagious virus microbes into the air!!!!!
To repeat that for those who can't think anymore.
During the pandemic:
Black man wearing a mask =safe...............just like everybody else wearing their masks
Black man NOT wearing a mask =dangerous..........just like a white man or white/black woman NOT wearing a mask.
Many "people of color" would consider this directive to be "racist"
Injecting race into everything has gotten way out of control.
I want equal justice and treatment for everybody.............race, gender, religion, sexual orientation. We should be doing things that cause this. We should be doing extra things to assist minorities and poor people so that they enjoy more of the American Dream.
But inserting race into everything is so counterproductive and often has a political or profit or power/vote/attention obtaining motive rather than actually helping blacks/minorities.
It wrecks relationships/trust by creating mistrust, sometimes intentionally.
It dwells on a negative that represents a very tiny part of America and ignores the massive positives and worst of all...........rarely offers a path forward that addresses areas where meaningful change would lift up African Americans with better educations, jobs and less crime.