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Oregon County Exempts Non-White People From Masks if They Have ‘Heightened Concerns About Racial Profiling’

Oregon County Exempts Non-White People From Masks if They Have ‘Heightened Concerns About Racial Profiling’

“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.”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=adB8RW4I3o4

Lincoln County, OR, mandated people wear face masks in public places where they might come in contact with someone not in their household.

Officials made an exception. People of color do not have to wear the mask “if they have ‘heightened concerns about racial profiling and harassment'”

From The New York Post:

“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.

Travis Logan, an economics professor at Ohio State University, claimed that forcing people of color like him to wear a mask is “basically telling people to look dangerous given racial stereotypes that are out there.”

I asked people to wear a mask to help protect people like me with suppressed immune systems. Even before the coronavirus, clinics had masks at the desk and asked people to wear one if they think they are sick or have symptoms of a cold or the flu.

Why? To protect others in the waiting room.

People told me that if I have a suppressed immune system I should just stay home because I totally have no life and staff to wait on me hand and foot.

Will people tell those of color in this county to do the same? Probably not.

I also remember the news saying the coronavirus has badly hit minority groups.

Plus it seems that people lately tested have no symptoms, which is also disturbing. So yeah you might not have symptoms, but you could still have the virus.

So what’s more important? What will Lincoln County do if they experience an outbreak? When will people realize that caving to feels and emotions is not the proper way to handle things or govern?

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caseoftheblues | June 24, 2020 at 9:02 am

How is this even possibly close to legal?!?

Would that be another example of “white privilege?

2smartforlibs | June 24, 2020 at 9:08 am

By definition forcing white only to wear the mask is RACIAL PROFILING.

I’d be surprised if Lincoln County, Oregon even has any black residents.

Another liberal $hithole to avoid. The list keeps growing…

“Officials made an exception. People of color do not have to wear the mask”

Easy work-around. “I identify as black.” Rachel Dolezal Disease.

Another work-around. Black face. Worked for Al Jolson, Justin Trudeau, some Virginia governor.

Checked the census bureau and Lincoln Co. has just under 50K residents, of whom 0.9% are black. 450 out of 50K they are making an exception for. This is a little bit too much posturing.

Brave Sir Robbin | June 24, 2020 at 9:24 am

You have missed the last several decades of progressive thought. I could begin almost anywhere, but just look at the idea of “deconstructionism” which posits that language, especially ideal concepts such as truth, beauty, and justice, is irreducibly complex, unstable, or impossible to determine, that is, words are basically meaningless and can take on whatever meaning the reader wishes to assign to them. This idea basically erases the idea that knowledge can be stored and passed down through time. Extend this to the “living breathing constitution” which also posits that the constitution means whatever anyone wants it mean at any particular time, and you see how the law suddenly becomes a totally capricious exercise of arbitrary preference. In other words, to the non-conservative mind, there is no law, just a momentary preference in time, and therefore unknowable and unpredictable. Welcome to mobocracy.

But of course mobocracy cannot last. Someone powerful enough will impose order. So what follows is the arbitrary exercise of one person’s power, or that of a small group. The future of this thought, inescapably, is tyranny.

The most important question in all this is, do the people who say this policy is necessary because of pervasive racial stereotypes actually believe it or are they just telling the lie du jour as a way of virtue signalling?

Probably, mostly, the second one. This brings us to a second question: Do they not understand how harmful that lie is to our whole society, or do they not care?

This one is harder to call. Liberals are so bad at understanding consequences that they might actually think it’s okay to call everyone around them racists.

    alohahola in reply to irv. | June 24, 2020 at 9:51 am

    Or is there a narcissist in the town needing a little attention?

    MajorWood in reply to irv. | June 24, 2020 at 10:55 am

    Oh, it is a mental illness. A neighbor the other day asked me to sign a ballot initiative position to provide free pre-school to 3 and 4yo (they will tax people with over $250K income to pay for it) plus she is, you guessed it, a pre-school teacher. Anyhoo, I told her that I really didn’t support programs what were essentially back-door socialism. Well, that started a rapid downward spiral of questions, the natural progression of are you a Trump supporter, are you a racist, what do you think about BLM (my answer here fried his somewhat thin cortex) to where 3 minutes later she called me a white supremacist and I fully expect this to spread throughout the neighborhood on one of those backdoor stasi web sites. So yeah, if you don’t guzzle their kool-aid, get ready for some intense shaming. FWIW, I don’t give a flying F, and whatever she says about me to others, especially Mark, my black neighbor, who is whiter than me 6 out of 7 days a week, will likely make her appear cray cray.

I fully understand the reasoning for foregoing the mask.
Afterall, Oregon is the “Racist Capital of the NorthWest”

    MajorWood in reply to Neo. | June 24, 2020 at 11:23 pm

    We are a Whitopia, as defined as being a place with more BLM yard signs than actual black people.

Are non-white surgeons and nurses exempt from wearing masks in the operating room?

Is someone like my son who has a white father and a black mother required to wear a mask? Half a mask?

nordic_prince | June 24, 2020 at 10:35 am

So…if I identify as a “non-white,” I don’t have to wear a mask?

Does that include Asians? (Although Asians typically wear masks even in a regular flu season…but let’s not quibble over details.) Asking for a friend.

I had no idea the virus was SO smart that it could determine the melanin content of potential victims. I had heard of its legendary intelligence, being smart enough to lose its virulence when crossing state lines, in rioting crowds, abortion mills, liquor stores, and pot shops, but maintaining its “deadly” qualities in churches, sit-down restaurants, and mom & pop stores.

Good to know.

nordic_prince | June 24, 2020 at 10:37 am

What kind of mask would these guys have to wear?

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0708435/mediaviewer/rm3973785344

Assuming the wearing of the mask actually has a benefit, it appears that these liberals are setting lower standards for “people of color.” The KKK says that makes sense to them.

How long before Lincoln County, OR suggests that “People of color” have their own drinking fountains? I’ve seen this before. Perhaps, that is one reason why the left wants to eliminate history so “Progressives” are not seen as “Regressives.”

So using basic statics, I think they have a problem.

Consider the following:

Black Americans continue to experience the highest overall mortality rates and the most widespread occurrence of disproportionate deaths. Since we began reporting these data, the Black mortality rate across the U.S. has never fallen below twice that of all other groups, revealing a durable pattern of disproportionality.

The latest overall COVID-19 mortality rate for Black Americans is 2.3 times as high as the rate for Whites and Asians, and 2.2 times as high as the Latino rate.

Relative to White rates, Black rates are most dramatically higher in the District of Columbia (6 times as high), Kansas (5 times), Wisconsin (5 times), Michigan (4 times), Missouri (4 times), New York (3 times) and South Carolina (3 times).

https://www.apmresearchlab.org/covid/deaths-by-race

“If” blacks are “more” likely to die of the Corona virus and “if” the face mask protects those wearing, then it means those that do not are more likely to be exposed and die from it.

Logic means that blacks are “more” likely to be exposed to it in public and among other blacks, thus increasing the spread in the black community.

The policy is one more way to kill off blacks. I bet this is a pro-choice area too. The Black Genocide is real:

http://blackgenocide.org/home.html

“If they had died of COVID-19 at the same rate as White Americans, at least 14,400 Black Americans, 1,200 Latino Americans and 200 Indigenous Americans would still be alive.”

    alaskabob in reply to MarkSmith. | June 24, 2020 at 11:45 am

    Modern redux of Jared Diamond’s “Guns, Germs and Steel”. Here genetics playing a role in “fitness” to fend off disease. It’s a “privilege” created from millennia of enduring disease and can’t be legislated away. Intentional? No. The Left lives Lysenko.

    Milhouse in reply to MarkSmith. | June 24, 2020 at 11:57 am

    “If” blacks are “more” likely to die of the Corona virus and “if” the face mask protects those wearing […]

    The stated purpose of masks is not to protect the wearer, it’s to protect everyone else.

      WestRock in reply to Milhouse. | June 24, 2020 at 1:00 pm

      Milhouse, you are nit-picking here. Project it onto reality. So blacks stop wearing masks. Some get infected. They hang out with their black friends (and some non-blacks). They infect them. The infected blacks infect more blacks.

      Is it so important to you to always be “right”?

      MarkSmith in reply to Milhouse. | June 24, 2020 at 2:45 pm

      “The stated purpose of masks is not to protect the wearer, it’s to protect everyone else.”

      Were is it stated?

      If we take the CDC site recommendation:

      The cloth face cover is meant to protect other people in case you are infected.

      According to the CDC, blacks make up 21% of all cases. Whites make up 34% of the cases.

      https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/cases-updates/cases-in-us.html

      Since Whites make up 72% of the population and blacks make up 21%, the infection rate of blacks is off the chart, where as whites is lower that population percentages.

      Logic would be that blacks, not whites should be wearing masks to protect the whites.

      Hispanics are even worst. They should be wearing mask more that the blacks.

      Bottomline, non-mask wearing logic of non-whites puts others life at risk.

        MajorWood in reply to MarkSmith. | June 24, 2020 at 11:27 pm

        Masks effectively prevent anxiety. That is about it. Their use now is ridiculous since those pesky fluid droplets are now evaporating about 3 inches from the face. There is a reason it is called the cold and flu season, and we sure as shyte are no longer in it.

      MarkSmith in reply to Milhouse. | June 24, 2020 at 3:01 pm

      “The stated purpose of masks is not to protect the wearer, it’s to protect everyone else.”

      Were is it stated?

      If we take the CDC site recommendation:

      The cloth face cover is meant to protect other people in case you are infected.

      According to the CDC, blacks make up 21% of all cases. Whites make up 34% of the cases.

      https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/cases-updates/cases-in-us.html

      Since Whites make up 72% of the population and blacks make up 21%, the infection rate of blacks is off the chart, where as whites is lower that population percentages.

      Logic would be that blacks, not whites should be wearing masks to protect everyone.

      Hispanics are even worst. They should be wearing mask more that the blacks. The combination of blacks and Hispanics is like 50+% of cases. This makes the combination highly topic and both should be forced to wear masks. /s

      Bottomline, non-mask wearing logic of non-whites puts others life at risk.

      Other than representing fear and forcing to show which people will blindly follow crazy rules, mask wearing is illogical.

Yet another example of wanting the benefits of society without the responsibility. At what point do we stop saying these laws don’t apply to you?

mister naturel | June 24, 2020 at 11:09 am

better they should catch the virus, get sick and die.
so much better than being profiled

I also remember the news saying the coronavirus has badly hit minority groups.

Great! More free stuff! And the best way to get it is to blow off the most basic sanitation procedures. Brilliant!

It must be pretty cool to be able to get Whitey to hop around like a Mexican jumping bean. Somebody must be placing bets on who can make the most absurd, bone-headed demand just to see how fast we’re all forced to hop to it.

A couple of years ago there were riots in some of the more depressingly urban areas of England. Blacks were running around looting (though I don’t specifically recall anything about arson) and making the silliest demands. I remember the press publicizing a statement from some corpulent person that it was all to “show white people that we [the black population] can do whatever we want.” And apparently what they wanted was to steal stuff.

I suppose if The Communities in enough countries adopt the same hobbies, the New World Order will have arrived, like it or not.

Will a white person in blackface have the choice to wear a mask? Ralph Northam, say? Or Jimmy Kimmel?

Oh, this just drips with irony.

The excuse for preferential treatment is that white people may view a non-white [aka Black] person, who is wearing a mask, as being a potential threat to them. This could put the non-white person at risk. Now, think about this for a minute. Why would any white person feel that a black person might be a danger to them, especially if that black person is wearing a mask? The easy answer is to look at the Uniform Crime Report statistics. Once you see that blacks commit the largest proportion if violent crimes, including against white citizens and that a white citizen is many more times more likely to be the victim of a violent crime perpetrated b y a black citizen, perhaps there is some basis for such a concern.

Realistically, this is just another example of unwarranted special treatment for a minority. And, it is far more likely to cause a backlash against the minority by the majority , who will view it as blatant racial discrimination. Why would any group, which purports to represent the best interests of any minority group want that to happen? More irony.

Gotta love it.

Absurd

The very serious implications of mask wearing for crime control should’ve been a major topic from the beginning. It wasn’t because the decision was given over to doctors to make and doctors only look at medical stuff, which is why decisions should never be given over to Doctor’s. They should only inform decisions, they should never make decisions.

The primary example of this of course is the economic shut down. It is economists who weigh how all lives get affected by such decisions, no matter through what route lives are damaged or lost. Doctors only look at how deaths from disease are affected. They should never make economic decisions.

They’re left… diversity and exclusion is a progressive condition.

If as they say … I have to wear a mask to protect you from me if I’m contagious … then black people should be wearing masks to prevent others from being exposed. Therefore … Lincoln County doesn’t give a rats ass if black people spread the virus. That’s BS.

It is not.
The author is full of it.

You have to be able tio identify a hoax when one is presented to you.

Lincoln County is over Tillamook way, and you are in Liberal Country, right on the coast.
They build mountains out of mole-hills over there.

So last week the cry was that Black America is more susceptible to the Wuhan Virus and expects additional considerations and this week those same folks are being excused from wearing masks that are suppose to be the first line defense against transmission of the virus. Tell me folks, how can anyone put any faith or trust in any elected official moving forward? We may be the richest country in the world with boatloads of dollars but we must be the poorest when it comes to common CENTS!

SO, what happens when a store owner does not allow a black person who is not wearing a mask to enter his store? Oh, and the store owner happens to be white. looting, rioting, dogs and cats living together. Strange times indeed.

A_Cornell_Alumnus | June 25, 2020 at 11:31 am

Does “woke” Lincoln County OR want Black people to not only get COVID-19 but bring it home to their families and neighbors? The Ku Klux Klan probably loves this idea.

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