In what could be a major turning point in the battle against the authoritarian vaccine mandates used by Democrats to force compliance, the restrictive measures put into place by New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio are being denounced as racist by the Black Lives Matter movement.
A leader of the Big Apple’s BLM chapter blasted de Blasio’s mandate that proof of vaccination is required for entry to restaurants and other businesses for targeting black people who have declined to take “the jab,” suggesting that the policy could result in an “uprising” that could surpass last summer’s riots following the death of George Floyd.
According to Chivona Newsome, a co-founder of Black Lives Matter of Greater New York, “We’re putting this city on notice, your mandate will not be another racist social distance practice,” she said, “black folk are not going to stand by, or you will see another uprising and that is not a threat, that is a promise.”
Newsome’s fiery remarks were delivered before a crowd outside of the restaurant where three black tourists from Texas were arrested following an altercation with a hostess who refused to allow them inside over their lack of proof that they had been vaccinated.
"72% of black people in this city, from ages 18 to 44 are unvaccinated" says @newyorkvonni
At Cancel Carmines protest ,
"what is going to stop them (NYPD) from rounding up black folks"
Chivona Newsome is a co-founder of BLM Greater NY chapter. https://t.co/Me18Vgf34d pic.twitter.com/omRMDJnBN4
— Scootercaster (@ScooterCasterNY) September 24, 2021
During the protest in front of Carmine’s on Manhattan’s Upper West Side, Newsome pointed out that “the stats show that seventy-two percent of Black people in this city from ages 18 to 44 are unvaccinated,” and suggesting that the mandate would lead to a very dark place.
“So what is going to stop the Gestapo, I mean the NYPD, what is going to stop them from rounding up black folk,” she said. “What’s going to stop them from snatching black people off the train, snatching black people off the bus what is going stop them from doing it?”
Newsome’s brother Hawk, who is also a BLM activist, was less bombastic than his sibling, telling the Washington Examiner, “We are not anti-vaxxers. Some of us are vaccinated,” he said, “It’s an individual’s choice. No one should be forced to put something in their body.”
“It’s black people who have a natural distrust of the vaccine,” he explained, a likely reference to the infamous Tuskegee syphilis studies. He also suggested that the mandates would be selectively enforced in a way to marginalize black people, “it’s not gonna be white men in suits on Wall Street who are gonna get stopped. There’s such hypocrisy in this thing.”
Newsome also took exception to the denial of religious exemption to the vaccine mandate.
“How dare they remove religious exemptions? It’s the most disrespectful thing I’ve ever seen,” Newsome said. “Now the government has decided your God doesn’t matter? I love God.”
BLM’s revolt against de Blasio is a delightful bit of irony after Hizzoner stood down police while his streets were overrun last year with rioters who destroyed property and looted businesses and who often appeared with the group to virtue signal, such as when he participated in painting BLACK LIVES MATTER on the street in front of Trump Tower.
That de Blasio has taken his city back to the future by creating an environment similar to the days of Jim Crow with his vaccine mandates is already evident with examples like a black family being refused service at a restaurant, a disgusting display that was sadly accepted by other diners.
White man kicks black family out of New York restaurant for not having vaccine papers. Patrons cheer. This is where we are: pic.twitter.com/WvMoVPIK7g
— Clay Travis (@ClayTravis) September 16, 2021
Democrats and especially President Joe Biden have relied on pandering to black people to grab and retain power but with the perfect storm of vaccine mandates amid black hesitance, they may be in for serious pushback that they never anticipated.
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