The co-founder of a Black Lives Matter group in New York warned of an “uprising” that will be like the George Floyd protests over mandatory vaccinations. Chivona Newsome, an organizer with Black Lives Matter of Greater New York, headed up a protest on Monday. The protest was held at Carmine’s Italian Restaurant in New York City after three Black men were refused entry into the eating establishment because they did not offer proof of vaccination.
Taking a page from the Democratic playbook, vaccination requirements are racist because Blacks are the group that is less likely to have accepted the trial vaccines. What ever happened to “My body, my choice?”
Newsome said during the protest at Carmine’s:
“Seventy-two percent of black people in this city from ages 18 to 44 are unvaccinated. So what is going to stop the Gestapo, I mean the NYPD, from rounding up black people, from snatching them off the train, off the bus?”
“We’re putting this city on notice that your mandate will not be another racist social distance practice. Black people are not going to stand by, or you will see another uprising. And that is not a threat. That is a promise. The vaccination passport is not a free passport to racism.”
Black Women’s March co-founder Kimberly Bernard added:
“We are serving notice on the mayor, on the governor, on the restaurant industry that we will not allow for you to use this pandemic, vaccination cards, and masks as another reason to be racist, to put us in prison — because there’s enough of us in there.”
“Last week’s violence against our staff had nothing to do with race, despite a Texas criminal defense lawyer’s false assertions to the contrary,” the restaurant said. “Three female guests in the party who had shown proof of vaccination and been welcomed into the restaurant without issue then launched an entirely unprovoked, brutal attack on our hosts, one of whom continues to suffer from a concussion.”
President Joe Biden overhauled his approach to COVID-19 and announced heavy-handed restrictions and vaccine mandates covering millions of Americans earlier this month. His support among black Americans has cratered since the announcement.
According to The Daily Wire:
President Joe Biden’s job approval has been steadily sinking over the last few weeks — he is at just 43% approval in the latest Gallup poll out Wednesday — but his decision to empower the Occupational Health and Safety Administration to police COVID-19 vaccinations in thousands of workplaces is tanking him with black voters, specifically, per Morning Consult.