Racism is the universal truth. And the answer to everything.
If buildings in black communities receive warning signs that they aren't safe, that's racist. If signs aren't posted and an earthquake takes place, that too is racist. The first and final principle is that absolutely everything is racist. With no exceptions.
A new city policy requiring public signs on brick buildings warning they might collapse in an earthquake is part of a long history of white supremacy aimed at forcing black people to move out of neighborhoods, the NAACP of Portland, Oregon, says.
The group on Thursday decried the policy affecting some 1,600 unreinforced masonry buildings that are on average 90 years old, many in areas with a predominantly black population, The Oregonian/OregonLive reports .
The policy “exacerbates a long history of systemic and structural betrayals of trust and policies of displacement, demolition, and dispossession predicated on classism, racism, and white supremacy,” the group said.
It's those white supremacist earthquakes. Or maybe it's the white supremacist seismologists.
The NAACP said the policy will make it tougher for owners of brick buildings to get loans and will discourage investment. It says that means buildings will have to be sold, and that developers will demolish and redevelop, increasing the cost to live there and forcing current residents out.
Somehow, I suspect the building owners in question are black and NAACP donors. If they were white Republicans, the NAACP would be singing a very different tune.