Black privilege: Oregon county exempts non-whites from mandatory mask-wearing

Some are more equal than others.

Last week, like the state of California, health officials of Oregon’s Lincoln county issued a mandate requiring everyone to wear a face mask when out in public where individuals may come within six feet of someone outside their household. Exempted from that rule are those under 12 years of age, those with medical conditions who have difficulty breathing with a mask on, and those with disabilities that prevent the wearing of a face covering.

On Tuesday, June 23, however, the county added another exemption.

Katherine Fung reports for Newsweek that non-white people (“people of color”) are exempt from the mandatory face mask rule because, according to Lincoln county, “people of color…have heightened concerns about racial profiling and harassment due to wearing face coverings in public” — whatever that means.

County health officials said: “No person shall intimidate or harass people who do not comply. This Directive is intended to induce voluntary compliance and compliment education and encouragement of use of face coverings to protect ourselves and our community.”

As of Tuesday, Lincoln County had 292 of Oregon’s 7,201 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and only one death.

Lincoln county, named after President Abraham Lincoln, is on the coast of Oregon, with a 2010 population of 46,034. The county seat is Newport.

The obvious questions that must be asked are:

  • Who exactly is a “person of color” who is exempt from the mandatory face mask rule? If an individual, like Elizabeth Warren, is 1/180th “black,” is that a “person of color”?
  • Isn’t it racially discriminating to require whites to don a face mask, but not non-whites?
  • If a “white” person (whatever that means) also has “heightened concerns about racial profiling and harassment due to wearing face coverings in public,” can that “white” person also be exempted from the face mask rule? If not, why not? Don’t white people’s feelings matter?
  • Who in hell gave Lincoln county — or the state of California — the legal authority to require the wearing of face masks? Where in the U.S. Constitution or any state statutes does it say the county has that power?

H/t Laura

~Eowyn

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Chemtrailssuck
4 months ago

That’s racist, they WANT black people to catch the flu!

Jackie Puppet
4 months ago
Reply to  Chemtrailssuck

My thought, too – let’s see how long it takes for minorities to figure it out.

Kelleigh Nelson
Kelleigh Nelson
4 months ago

Right…this entire thing is manufactured, from the very get go. Masks, distancing and everything else is a lie from the pit.

Lana
Lana
4 months ago

If the institutional hate and discrimination of Caucasian people isn’t obvious to all anyone at this point they might as well be pronounced brain dead.As with everything Satanic, reality is the opposite of the mainstream narrative. Last time I looked at the Constitution in so many words it said that all men are equal under the law. This is plain racial discrimination and anyone with two brain cells who lives in Lincoln country needs to defy or challenge this. We all knew it would come to this didn’t we? That lifting up of African Americans was never about equality, but… Read more »

Jackie Puppet
4 months ago
Reply to  Lana

Well said, and no apologies necessary for telling the truth!

Lana
Lana
4 months ago
Reply to  Jackie Puppet

Thanks Jackie. That’s the way I feel too- the truth is the truth, even when it’s brutal sometimes.

Last edited 4 months ago by Lana
DCG
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DCG
4 months ago

“people of color…have heightened concerns about racial profiling and harassment due to wearing face coverings in public” Lincoln County is 88% white. Sounds like they are calling the majority of their residents racist for making POC have heightened concerns (because white people assume a POC w/a mask on is a robber?). Or are the POC racist for assuming that white people think they will rob if wearing a mask? And what do you know: The county received unfavorable (racist, of course) feedback and now the county blames YOU: “Let us be very clear. The Directive and policy were meant to… Read more »

the truth of god
the truth of god
4 months ago

this what happens when liberals flee Calif. for greener grass to chew up and deposit on the people. same is going on here in Maine.trump was here a few weeks ago to honor a business that makes medical supplies. the radicals also were there

the truth of god
the truth of god
4 months ago

many many people in this nation will not face the fact that they are useful idiots for the globalist. where are the black leaders to show their people the truth?? all we get is the P.O.S. sharpton who should be in prison for tax evasion

Pearl
Pearl
4 months ago

That directive of mandatory face masks is statewide in NY. The question of where Fuhrer Cuomo derives this authority is blithely ignored. Is it not astonishing, the rapidity with which the American people laid down any hope of asserting civil rights under this withering tyranny? I suppose we are no longer worthy of liberty, since the majority are now cowards.

truckjunkie
truckjunkie
4 months ago
Reply to  Pearl

Same goes in Nevada-SO far,up here in the un-civilized end of the State,voluntary compliance appears to be VERY low,and our Sheriff says he won’t be enforcing ANY unconstitutional laws,which THIS IS. I’m doubtful the local cops will either,but I don’t have as much faith in THEM as in the Sheriff. We’ll see…..

truckjunkie
truckjunkie
4 months ago

I’m STILL convinced,as I have been since the first obviously stupid “requirement” was called for,that this really IS a TEST,to see just how much the people are willing to comply with just because “WESAYSO”.
Sadly,I think America has passed their test with flying communist colors. They are likely satisfied that making our Country a Communist Nation won’t be hard at all–except for those pesky GUNS. But I KNOW it won’t happen without a SERIOUS fight from the REAL Americans.

Anonymous
Anonymous
4 months ago

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TrailDust
Admin
4 months ago

I’m trying to come up with a calm, measured response to this governmental overreach, but all I’m getting is expletives I can’t post. Wow!

Calgirl
Calgirl
4 months ago

OK by me. Let the virus rip. Let’s see if it ONLY attacks those who are “politically correct” or not. I’ll abide by the death statistics and get back to you on this..