Andrew Yang talks about coronavirus and related racism at campaign event

Andrew Yang talks about coronavirus and related racism at campaign event

Andrew Yang, a presidential candidate from the Democratic Party addressed a campaign event that was conducted in Nashua, located in New Hampshire. Mr. Yang, while at the event, spoke about the coronavirus epidemic and also stressed on the anti-Asian racism that surrounds the disease.

Kathy
Kathy
Beisht Kione
Beisht Kione 3 months

It doesn't exist?

bobby_5150
bobby_5150 3 months

Yang is the only person of color in the debate? And who's fault is that? Why racist progressives, that's who.

Crimson Jester
Crimson Jester 3 months

Everything. He gets everything wing about racism.

IIZard
IIZard 3 months

@Josh And none of that was institutional racism. Policies with disproportionate outcome is not evidence of intent. Policies which are not enforced effectively do not exist (but feel free to waste time campaigning against them) Individuals are not institutions. And, for fucks sake, stop and frisk saved black lives because we all know the racial stats for violent crime. Don't pretend that police officers should frisk people based on general population and not criminal population. Consider this an insult to your intelligence for not bothering to think of this yourself.

Marcos
Marcos 3 months

The funniest part of this is the label of "center" to MSN. If they are "centrist" media, I wonder what they consider "left". Karl Marx personal notes?

IIZard
IIZard 3 months

"The country has a long history of policies that have institutionalized racism, creating discrimination in housing, education, health care and voting, among other aspects of society." Except it really didn't. The emancipation proclamation was in effect at 1863 and Crow wasn't the whole country.

Gradient Flow
Gradient Flow 3 months

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4386537/ Ebola Outbreak: From the Perspective of African Migrants in China "The risk of an Ebola pandemic created a public atmosphere of fear in China because of frequent trade activities between China and African countries. Guangzhou, China, an international trading hub, is home to more than 20 000 African residents who originate mainly from West African countries. As China is the leading trade partner with Africa, the number of African migrants in Guangzhou could easily be more than 100 000. An average of 2.8 infected travelers a month would be departing from the three Ebola-affected countries—Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone—if no exit screening measures were in place. Guangzhou is among the top 25 final destinations for flights from these countries, so it is reasonable to assume that Guangzhou is under the threat of an Ebola outbreak. During the Ebola outbreak, the China Health Department deployed a temperature monitoring system to bolster surveillance of travelers. An unofficial quarantine of recent African travelers from the Ebola-affected countries was also imposed in the city of Guangzhou. For example, about 90 people from Sierra Leone, Guinea, Liberia, and the Democratic Republic of Congo were asked to leave an airplane before other passengers and submit to a health screening. They were asked to report their body temperature twice daily for the next 21 days and carry a GPS-enabled mobile phone at all times. Africans who have residency in China could return to their homes, but those with visitor status were permitted to stay in only one hotel. It is understandable to take precautionary steps to prevent the spread of the virus; however, prevention efforts ought to apply universally to people at risk for carrying the infection, including all passengers coming from the Ebola-affected countries, not only individuals with African nationalities. Racial discrimination is a major concern among African migrants living in China. Carrying foreigner status is already a barrier to access health information and services. As a result of Ebola-related stigma, the African migrants become more susceptible to discrimination." Tit-for-tat

David Silverstone
David Silverstone 3 months

Lol that racist coronavirus.. man someone should ban viruses.

Josh
Josh 3 months

@SimonR: Federal housing policy created red-lining with massive and long-term effect of contributing to residential segregation and wealth inequality. Funding of schools through property taxes turned this into unequal educational opportunities. Criminal justice system throughout the country had racial biases. One example is the crack/cocaine sentencing disparity. Trump is rightly proud of working with Democrats to repair this BUT thousands of people are still in jail based on old sentencing rules AND some state laws are still unequal. New York State passed a voting disenfranchisement law in 1868 that is still on the books. Mayor Bloomberg's NYPD racially profiled people in 'stop and frisk' for years until court stopped it. I could go on and I don't know anything like the full list.

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