This is extremely unequal. And very stupid.
Black people have been dying of coronavirus at a much higher rate. So lefties decided to exempt Black Lives Matter rallies from assembly bans and social distancing and now one county in Oregon has exempted black people from wearing facial masks. Either lefties don’t believe the pandemic is real or they want black people to die.
We report, you decide.
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.
Specifically this directive contains a few exemptions which includes people with disabilities, medical problems, or “people of color”.
Treating being black as a medical disability is certainly very 2020, with the declarations that racism is a public health emergency. We’ve gone through the looking glass and into a very strange world. Is this blatantly illegal? Yes. Does this mean that courts will uphold it anyway? Probably. The Supreme Court just decided that the Civil Rights Act means whatever it wants it to, mobs are tearing down statues while the local authorities hum softly to themselves, and people’s relatives are being purged for things someone else said.
Better check your privilege. Like the privilege not to wear a mask.