Many places around the country are requiring face masks due to Coronavirus.
In Oregon, one county is requiring face masks for everyone but making them optional for non-white people.
How is this not a form of racism?
The New York Post reports:
Oregon county issues face mask order that exempts non-white people
Lincoln County, Oregon, has exempted non-white people from a new order requiring that face coverings be worn in public — to prevent racial profiling.
Health officials announced last week residents must wear face coverings in public settings where they may come within six feet of another individual who is not from the same household.
But people of color do not have to follow the new rule if they have “heightened concerns about racial profiling and harassment” over wearing the masks, officials said.
“No person shall intimidate or harass people who do not comply,” health officials said.
With mask requirements becoming more common, activists have raised concerns that the directives could put non-white people in danger.
“For many black people, deciding whether or not to wear a bandanna in public to protect themselves and others from contracting coronavirus is a lose-lose situation that can result in life-threatening consequences either way,” ReNika Moore, director of the ACLU’s Racial Justice Program, told CNN.
Isn’t this a little bizarre?
— Dave Rubin (@RubinReport) June 23, 2020
Further proof that masks are useless and only a sick power grab by the tyrants we’ve given an ounce of power to. Consistently blown away. “Oregon county issues face mask order that exempts non-white people” https://t.co/2JGhKBDhmo via @nypost
— Tracy Beanz (@tracybeanz) June 23, 2020
Racism is legal again. If you’re left wing! The party of the KKK is back with more evil. These people are wicked. https://t.co/M7odexJk8K
— An0maly (@LegendaryEnergy) June 24, 2020
There can’t be two sets of rules.