By Jackie Salo
June 23, 2020 | 2:11pm | Updated
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.
“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.
Trevon Logan, who is black, said orders to wear face coverings are “basically telling people to look dangerous given racial stereotypes that are out there.”
“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,” Logan, an economics professor at Ohio State University, told the outlet.
“It looks like almost every criminal sketch of any garden-variety black suspect.”
Where to even start with this complete and utter bullshit?
Holy fuck these people have gone over the edge.
For one thing, I did some growing up in that county as a small child and lived there again in my late teens.
I went to kindergarten and first grade in Toledo and then went back and worked in Newport after I got out of High School for a while. I still have relatives that live there.
There is an Indian Reservation in that county for the Siletz Indians and I lived there too for a while before I even went to kindergarten and can still fuzzily remember some of it, 56 or so years later.
Newport and Lincoln City are popular tourist destinations during the Summer and now there are Indian gambling casinos around the area that draws even more tourism.
Lincoln city was one of the Wifely Units favorite vacation destinations because of the damned casino there right on the beach.
It had historically had a lumber and fishing based economy but all that pretty much got wiped out years ago by the Environmentalists.
With all of that, except for the Indians, as far as I know that county is so Lily White it glows in the fucking dark so where this virtue signaling horseshit is coming from is beyond me.
Maybe Sarthurk can enlighten us a bit if he stops by.