MSNBC Writer Says ‘White People’ Applauded Travel Mask Decision Because They Don’t Care About ‘Black Deaths’

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MSNBC’s ReidOut blog writer Ja’han Jones has offered an interesting theory as to why “white people” are celebrating the end of the COVID-19 travel mask mandate: because of racism. He wrote: “They [White people] live in a nation that has long rejected black life.”

Jones began her blog by commenting on the “bizarre, over-the-top celebrations” people had on planes at the end of term and remarked, “There has also been notable silence about what is likely behind the decision.

He then cited a recent study claiming that racism underlies this reaction, writing: “A study published last month found that white people often rejected Covid safety measures after learning that the disease disproportionately affects people. non-whites, but you’d be hard-pressed to find any mention of it on TV news or in the mainstream print media.”

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To reinforce this point, Jones pointed out that the videos celebrating the end of the mandate featured “mostly” white people.

“Videos appearing to show mostly white plane passengers enthusiastically cheering and unmasking mid-flight after the ruling was handed down, gave the press an early opening to discuss the racist impact of the US Covid response” , he wrote, adding that the news should have pointed this out. .

“But most media obviously don’t have the appetite – or the ability – to do that,” he wrote.

Then he linked the “mostly white” celebrations to American racism and former President Donald Trump. “They live in a nation that has long rejected black life, and they act on the hateful delusions of a former president – Donald Trump – whose administration has been cavalier about the disproportionate number of black deaths that have occurred under his surveillance,” he said.

“This cavalier attitude turned into victim blaming as the Trump administration explained why the Covid death rate was so high,” Jones added.

President Donald Trump speaks during a press conference in the Rose Garden of the White House.  Trump will hold his first campaign in several weeks in Tulsa, Okla., next week.  About 300,000 people applied for tickets to the event, the Trump campaign announced Friday.  (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

President Donald Trump speaks during a press conference in the Rose Garden of the White House. Trump will hold his first campaign in several weeks in Tulsa, Okla., next week. About 300,000 people applied for tickets to the event, the Trump campaign announced Friday. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

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He then argued that blaming the victims “has helped cultivate a hyper-politicized and blatantly racist approach to public health that many embrace today (even if they won’t say it out loud): the disparate impact of Covid on marginalized people is not my problem”.

Jones then went further, saying that Trump’s “racist Covid response” and the judge who overturned the warrant on Monday are all part of it.

“U.S. District Judge Kathryn Kimball Mizelle — a Trump appointee deemed ‘unqualified’ by the American Bar Association in 2020 — continued that racist legacy with a decision we know will have a disparate impact on people. not white,” he wrote.

He then added that maskless celebrations could possibly be seen as people rejoicing in freedom, but “it may well be freedom from the perceived indignity of having to follow these measures out of concern for a class of people that ‘they don’t respect’.

FILE - In this Saturday, June 6, 2020 file photo, a protester holds a sign, during a Black Lives Matter rally in Parliament Square in London, Saturday, June 6, 2020, as people protest against the murder of George Floyd by police officers in Minneapolis, USA.  There is racism in Britain, but it is not a systematically racist country that

FILE – In this Saturday, June 6, 2020 file photo, a protester holds a sign, during a Black Lives Matter rally in Parliament Square in London, Saturday, June 6, 2020, as people protest against the murder of George Floyd by police officers in Minneapolis, USA. There is racism in Britain, but it is not a systematically racist country that is ‘rigged’ against non-whites. This is the conclusion, published Wednesday, March 31, 2021, of an inquiry commissioned by the Conservative government following anti-racism protests across the country last year. Many ethnic minority Britons greeted the claim with skepticism, saying the survey’s 264-page report downplayed the discrimination and disadvantage they face. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein, File)

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Jones concluded her blog by writing, “White Americans tend to reject things that are seen as beneficial to black people. Covid health protections are no different.”