White people, and only white people, are required to wear an identifying mask. Lincoln County, Oregon just issued a blatantly racist ordinance and nobody batted an eye. Officials now know that the masks don’t provide any real protection from Covid-19. Rioters didn’t care one bit about crowd size or social distancing. Face coverings became much more of a fashion statement, combined with surveillance camera avoidance for looting convenience. It’s almost as if it was planned in advance.
White people must wear a mask
Everyone in Lincoln County, Oregon is required to wear a mask “in public settings where they may come within six feet of another individual who is not from the same household.” Well, not everyone.
“People of color” do not have to follow the new rule if they claim “heightened concerns about racial profiling and harassment.” Black folks can wear face coverings as they choose. Putting them on for riots, taking them off for shopping. Any non-white person has the option.
For whites, it’s mandatory. Health officials announced that “No person shall intimidate or harass people who do not comply.” Unless they’re white, because obviously, white people are never subject to racial profiling.
Covid-19 covers ‘dangerous’ for non-whites
The American Civil Liberties Union is terribly concerned that “directives compelling use” of a mask, to prevent the spread of the Kung Flu, could “put non-white people in danger.”
The decision, “whether or not to wear a bandanna in public to protect themselves and others from contracting coronavirus,” ReNika Moore claims, “is a lose-lose situation that can result in life-threatening consequences either way.” She heads the Racial Justice Program for ACLU.
Trevon Logan, who happens to be black, is convinced that being ordered to wear a mask is equivalent to a death sentence. “Basically telling people to look dangerous given racial stereotypes that are out there.” He says you have to look at the big picture. “This is in the larger context of black men fitting the description of a suspect who has a hood on, who has a face covering on.” In his time off from civil activism, Professor Logan indoctrinates young minds in economics at Ohio State University. “It looks like almost every criminal sketch of any garden-variety black suspect.” White folks never look like Jesse James either.