I don’t know who needs to hear this, but forcing people back to work is not “freedom.”
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These protests aren’t really about public health policy or the virus — they’re a display of white identity politics
Racism isn’t some kind of magical force that shields your body from the coronavirus. Even Donald “Inject Bleach” Trump hasn’t been fool enough to suggest you can defeat the virus by wrapping yourself in the Confederate flag.
SALON Yet there’s no denying that there’s a direct correlation between racist attitudes and the belief that the coronavirus is an overblown hoax and the lockdowns are the result of a widespread leftist conspiracy.
Yet there’s no denying that there’s a direct correlation between racist attitudes and the belief that the coronavirus is an overblown hoax and the lockdowns are the result of a widespread leftist conspiracy. This past weekend, Trump continued to publicly support the far-right protesters, who stormed the Michigan state capitol with guns in a clear bid to intimidate and threaten state politicians out of voting to continue the restrictions on commerce and movement that are meant to keep the coronavirus from spreading. Trump even called them “very good people,” an eerie echo of the words — “very fine people” — he used to praise the neo-Nazis who rioted in Charlottesville in 2017.
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Rob Cantrell lives in Los Angeles. He is a White Supremacist paid to attend rallies. He is a super spreader. His germs will kill you.
This man in my hometown of Santee, CA decided that a KKK hood would protect him from COVID-19. This is absolutely disgusting and makes me shamed to be from this town ~ Nico Pitney (@nicopitney @tylermooore May 3, 2020
The city of Santee has a known history of white supremacist activity and racially motivated attacks, earning it the nickname “Klantee.” Perhaps the most well known incident occurred in 1998 where five white men broke a black Marine’s neck and left him paralyzed after attacking him at a party while allegedly shouting “white power.”
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