Everywhere in the U.S. seems to be at different points in their journey through this coronavirus pandemic.
Some states have completely opened up while others are nearly completely shut down. Yet, others are somewhere in between to varying degrees.
One of the orders that have been put in place has been to force everyone to wear masks in order to help prevent the spread of the virus.
Earlier this week, public health officials in Lincoln County, Oregon made the announcement that if you are non-white then you don't have to wear a mask.
“No person shall intimidate or harass people who do not comply,” the Lincoln County public health officials said.
However, the Director of ACLU’s Racial Justice Program ReNika Moore complained about face mask mandates saying that it would lead to racial profiling for black people.
“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,” ReNika Moore said.
Ohio State University professor Trevor Logan said mandating black people wear a mask would be “basically telling people to look dangerous given racial stereotypes that are out there.”
“It looks like almost every criminal sketch of any garden-variety black suspect,” he told CNN in April.
This is just further evidence that they don't really care about our safety. This isn't about keeping people safe, it's about keeping people compliant and under their control. It's either that, or if they really believe masks are for increased safety, then they don't really care about the black population.
How is this not seen as racist? When you make special exceptions regarding one race over another, that is racism. It doesn't matter if it's good or bad. It's still racist.