I love it:
After a skirmish involving NYC's vaccine mandate and African-American patrons erupted at Carmine's restaurant in the Upper West Side last week, Black Lives Matter of Greater New York and related organizations converged in front of the establishment Monday to protest and hold a news conference.
Basically, some black women from Texas went to a NYC restaurant where they showed their vax passports, but several men that joined them did not.
Security footage shows one of the women becoming hostile at a staff worker, although the women claimed the worker used the N-word first.
Organized by Black Lives Matter Greater New York, demonstrators congregated Monday to clarify the story from their perspective. At the rally, the speakers railed against the racial obscenity that was allegedly uttered as well as the perceived discrimination against the black unvaccinated patrons. While protesters claimed the hostess was white, invoking "white supremacy" multiple times, Carmine's owner Jeffrey Banks told the New York Post that the employees who he says were violently attacked were black, Latina, and Asian American.
BLM NYC co-founder and chairman Hank Newsome alleged that the restaurant staff treated the black women with hostility and accused Carmine's of covering up "their employees' actions by using the vaccination passport as an excuse." He demanded that Carmine's release its video footage of the incident, which he believes will settle that the hostess was the antagonizer and that the three women were wrongfully charged.
Here's protestors at the restaurant:
This whole thing is a mess, and that's why it's so beautiful.
You see, for years, we've preached that everything is systemically oppressive and that black Americans are oppressed everywhere and in everything.
Now, we actually HAVE a systemically oppressive law that tells people they can't go out in public unless they get a vaccine for a virus that's only a life-or-death risk to an exceedingly small minority of people.
And it turns out, the highest ethnic population of unvaxxed people in NYC are black citizens, meaning this new systemically oppressive law is ACTUALLY discriminating unequally against black individuals.
A few weeks ago, people made parody posters pointing this out:
These posters were meant to point out a clash between two woke talking points. Inevitably, BLM itself noticed the problem!
Chivona Newsome, the other co-founder of BLM NYC, targeted Mayor Bill de Blasio's vaccine mandate more specifically in her remarks. She implied that the edict has resulted in repeats of historical episodes when blacks were disenfranchised from society.
"Being a doctor does not protect you from anti-blackness. Having a vaccination card does not protect you from discrimination. The 1964 Civil Rights Act prohibits the actions of Carmine's. It says it is illegal to discriminate against you on the basis of race," she said.
"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?" she added.
Chivona Newsome suggested that if these incidents continue, Black Lives Matter could revolt to exact justice like it did after George Floyd's death.
"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," she said. "The vaccination passport is not a free passport to racism."
Good luck navigating the woke free-for-all you just created, Mayor Bill de Blasio!
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