Democratic Lawmaker: Governors Only Opening Businesses Where Blacks Might Get Coronavirus
Rep. Marcia Fudge said that officials were opening up businesses that blacks use to put them at risk in order to let them spend their coronavirus relief checks.
“They just opening up things that black people go to because they know we’ve got these checks and they want us to spend them. They don’t care about our safety…when they start to open things they go to, then I’ll understand it’s time for them to…open up some things for us.”
— Tal Kopan (@TalKopan) April 27, 2020
She made the comments during an online videoconference in support of Joe Biden’s presidential campaign.
“Let me just say very quickly on them opening things, you know they opened up the beauty salons and barber shops, the bowling alleys and the movie theaters. When they open up the Country Clubs and the tanning spas, then I’ll know it’s safe for the rest of us,” she said.
“That’s first,” Fudge added, laughing.
“Because they just opening up things that black people go to because they know we’ve got these checks and they want us to spend them,” she continued.
“They don’t care about our safety, that’s why when they start to open things they go to,” Fudge concluded, “then I’ll understand it’s time for them to open up some things for us.”
— Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) April 27, 2020
It’s a well known fact that whites don’t get haircuts, do their nails, go to the gym, or eat in restaurants. It’s science, amirite?
— Max Diesel Incognito Mode (@MaxDieselRI) April 27, 2020
If a white person said this there would literally be people screaming that they are a racist…double standard
— They call me Trinity (@rpierce199) April 27, 2020
That is a ridiculous statement. There is not a black vs- white conspiracy pertaining to opening up businesses to get our economy back on track.
— AKarabatsos (@akarabatsos1) April 27, 2020