Joe Doakes from Como Park emails:
“Governor Walz hates Black people and wants them to die.”
You know that would be the headline, if Walz were Republican.
Shutting down the schools is resulting in kids missing class, mostly Black children. Walz is widening the achievement gap and condemning a generation of Black children to poverty and despair.
Shutting down business resulted in layoffs, twice as many Blacks (25%) as Whites (12%). Walz is shifting the economic burden of the pandemic to those least able to carry it.
Governor Walz’ Stay Home order – while appearing to be race-neutral on its face – is causing disproportionately larger harm to Blacks than Whites. That’s prima facie evidence of disparate impact racial discrimination. In a Republican administration, the media would be screaming it from the rooftops. But since Walz is a Democrat . . . .
If Joe’s scenario were happening, Black Lives Matter would be blocking the freeway…
…although I doubt most people would notice these days.