No matter how many white Americans contract the coronavirus and pass away, their lives and death won’t matter to the new America emerging.
All that matters is the declining white majority paying reparations to black and brown people who are dying of the coronavirus at disproportionate rates.
Well, this is what Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez claims at least, claiming the reason so many black and brown people are dying is because of “redlining, environmental racism, wealth gap” as underlying health conditions. Obviously, in her eyes, white racism is still worse than the Coronavirus and merely augmenting the pandemic in black and brown communities.
After all, white flight was the original social distancing.
AOC wants coronavirus ‘reparations’ for minority communities, New York Post, April 3, 2020
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has called for coronavirus reparations for minorities, claiming higher numbers of COVID-19 fatalities in low-income communities stems from underlying inequality.
“COVID deaths are disproportionately spiking in Black + Brown communities,” Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) tweeted to her 6 million followers on Friday morning.
“Why? Because the chronic toll of redlining, environmental racism, wealth gap, etc. ARE underlying health conditions,” the Bronx-born lawmaker added.
“Inequality is a comorbidity. COVID relief should be drafted with a lens of reparations,” she wrote.
With her district ravaged by the coronavirus, AOC came under fire Friday for participating in a “virtual forum” with constituents — from the comforts of her plush abode in DC.
Congress expanded unemployment benefits in its $2 trillion coronavirus aid package but there was no discussion of reparations for poorer communities.
The Association of American Medical Colleges last month warned the outbreak could be particularly brutal for marginalized communities who can’t afford to miss work and have no way to avoid crowded conditions.
A New York City Department of Health map released Wednesday shows the virus is hitting lower-income neighborhoods harder, with more cases in places such as Brownsville, South Bronx, Flatbush, Jackson Heights and Elmhurst.
The 30-year-old self-described Democratic socialist has been critical of the government’s response to the coronavirus pandemic, lashing out at Gov. Andrew Cuomo for not temporarily suspending rent payments like he did for mortgage holders.
“We’re kind of creating a class and race issue,” AOC told WNYC’s “The Brian Lehrer Show” on Wednesday.
“We’re essentially rewarding and offering preferential treatment to landowners and folks who are more wealthy, and we’re not offering that same kind of relief to renters.”
The Coronavirus could kill tens of thousands of white people across America, but leaders of the New America, like Ms. Ocasio-Cortez, will always find a way to blame white racism for any and all deaths in the black and brown community.
Is she admitting living around white people and in majority white communities is healthier for individual black and brown people than black and brown people living in communities devoid of whites?
We should mourn all lives impacted and ended by the coronavirus/China Virus, but there’s all a way for the emerging America—dominated by People of Color elected officials—to remind the declining white majority that life won’t be enjoyable once they become a minority.