On Friday, the Minneapolis city council passed a resolution that officially declares “racism” a public health emergency. This came about nearly 2 months after George Floyd died at the hands of Minneapolis police.
“Systemic racism is among the greatest long-term threats our city and nation are facing, and the last two months have made that reality painfully clear,” said Mayor Jacob Frey in a press release issued by the city. “For Minneapolis to be a place where everyone can live and thrive, we must recognize this crisis for what it is and approach policymaking with the urgency it deserves.”
I thought the Chinese virus pandemic was the greatest long-term threat, but what do I know? What do you think the Democrats will say the greatest long-term threat will be next week?
In line with studies highlighted in the resolution, “Black people are three times more likely to be killed by police as white people in this country.” I thought the resolution was for the city of Minneapolis, not the whole nation. The imbalance has effected mental health within the Black community, however only one in three Black Americans who need mental health treatment receive it. I suppose that’s racist too.
Here’s the resolution:
The resolution notes that “the killings of unarmed Black men are associated with an increase in depression and emotional issues for Black people.” Dr. Jess Clemons of “Ask Dr. Jess” told “CBS This Morning” in June that a lack of mental healthcare access has hit America’s Black population the hardest.
“We’re expected to not only present with symptoms, but also have nowhere to go, because lack of access, the stigma, and barriers associated with it,” Clemons said.
Now all that’s left is to define what kind of behavior constitutes illegal racism. And according to all the wokety woke wokes sounding off in blue cities and states across the country, that could amount to anything, from white people shaving, to drinking milk, driving a car, or even getting a job. And the racism offenses will change be added and changed all the with and you’ll see them rise and fall according to order of what is hated most that day. Don’t think ignorance of the law will spare you what’s coming.
The resolution additionally notes that Minneapolis ranks “as one of the worst regions for racial gaps in home ownership, poverty, median income and obtaining a high school diploma.”
One thing the people of Minneapolis can do to fix all of that is to stop voting for Democrats who keep things the way they are. The last Republican mayor of Minneapolis was Richard M. Erdall who held office for 1 day in 1973 One day. Before that, P. Kenneth Peterson was elected mayor in 1957. That’s effectively 63 years that Minneapolis has been run by Democrats. You can say then, that every problem in that city has been the cause of progressive Democrat policies.
If system racism is a problem in Minneapolis, then the Democrats are the party that allowed it to happen. You can’t blame a party that has been out of power for 63 years.
“Racism in all its forms causes persistent discrimination and disparate outcomes in many areas of life, including housing, education, health, employment, public safety and criminal justice; exacerbated further by the pandemic crisis,” the resolution said.
The city council has additionally committed to allocate funding, staff and resources to “actively engage in racial equity in order to name, reverse, and repair the harm done to BIPOC.” (BIPOC means anyone not white. It just sounds better I guess.)
City Council members vowed to take “action steps,” which include, but are not limited to, several aimed at the city’s law enforcement:
- Address our criminal justice system to stop the profiling and harm done to BIPOC. This includes but is not limited to decarceration and reserving arrest only for violent and other major crimes and easing and dismissing cash bail.
- Build and implement a comprehensive public safety system that decentralizes BIPOC over-policing and criminalization and is rooted in the public health approach to keep BIPOC communities disproportionately impacted by community violence safe.
- Develop a comprehensive rapid response protocol to immediate needs and long-term work to address systemic inequities. This includes activating the Office of Emergency Management and Incident Command System, the Health Department, the Division of Race & Equity, and other public facing departments to respond to community stress and trauma.
All of that could be handled, without harming anyone, by simply throwing the Democrats out of office. It’s their city, and the problems faced came from their policies. Throw them out and change will come. You can’t call it oppression when you keep voting for it, and they keep voting for it.
“Racism is the underlying disease to all of the racially inequitable results we are living with today, and we have to name that if we are to heal it. This action is the first step in long overdue restorative measures for our BIPOC community,” City Council Member Phillipe Cunningham said in the press release.
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“The passing of this resolution means that we as local elected officials understand that antiracism must be centered in all that we do as we work to ensure that Minneapolis is at the forefront of achieving racial equity.”
Rich is a conservative syndicated opinion writer and runs Maga-Chat.com. He writes about politics, culture, liberty, and faith.
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