Washington State is allowing Covid vaccine providers to openly discriminate against white people. From Mynorthwest.com:
The Washington State Department of Health lets providers deny vaccines to white people in a race-exclusionary system they claim creates equity and removes barriers. It does neither.
The African American Reach and Teach Health Ministry (AARTH) is a vaccine provider in Washington state. Eligible recipients can sign up for vaccines using their online scheduler. But if you’re white, you’re not able to access any open vaccine appointments.
By default, white people are put on a standby list — one of two lists segregated by race — for vaccine access. They will only provide their online appointments to people of color.
Given repeated opportunities over the course of several days, the state DOH would not directly answer whether or not this practice violates the law. Instead, the DOH repeatedly deflected, arguing that they’re taking necessary steps to provide equitable access to the vaccine. But it’s only equitable access if you have the right skin color.
Vaccines kept from white people
If you try to sign up for a May 1 pop-up at Fred Hutch in Seattle, via the AARTH website, you must identify as either a person of color or as white.
“Part of the reason we ask that is because of the funding that we receive,” AARTH consultant Twanda Hill told the Jason Rantz Show on KTTH. “They want to know. … We have funding because we are able to reach people of color. Federal funding, state funding, county funding. They want to know who are we serving.”
If you’re a person of color, you can move forward and schedule a vaccine appointment if there is an opening. But if you’re white, you are automatically placed on a standby list. This bars you from continuing the process. AARTH says they will contact the white person if there is an opening.
This is a blatant violation of anti-discrimination laws, but it’s far from certain that the courts will agree; the welfare of whites is not high on their agenda.
The second incident doesn’t involve government, but it’s at least as chilling. It takes place in “George Floyd Plaza,” where career criminal George Floyd was dispatched last year. From Floridianpress.com:
While “White people” are welcomed, according to Black activists in Minneapolis, all “White people” entering the public space and newly-dubbed “George Floyd Plaza” must follow Black Supremacist or segregationist guidelines they set for “White People” visiting the site. Black activists have all but put up a ‘Blacks Only’ creed.
The guidelines all but warn “white people” not to drain the “energy of the space” and influence other “white folks” to not harm “BIPOC.”
The guidelines also implore white people to govern themselves so that the policing obligation is taken “off Black folks and our siblings of color.”
It seems there’s some disagreement over whether it’s a “square” or a “plaza.” Either way, white people are warned to “decenter” themselves, and to mourn the loss of criminal mastermind George Floyd, who nearly got away with passing a counterfeit $20 bill.
President Biden, who is a white man himself, is honoring Floyd by rendering all of our hard-earned dollars about as worthless as the money Floyd tried to tender. I think Biden should also show his solidarity by taking fentanyl.