The Virginia Department of Health now sees “color” in their patients and apparently treats people differently based on skin tone.
Current COVID-19 testing events—advertised on the VDH web site and held in the Thomas Jefferson Health District—offer testing locations “focused on communities of color,” which would seem to exclude communities of non-color. In addition, these exclusive testing sites are providing multiple giveaways, freebies, and benefits ostensibly unavailable to melanin-deficient humans, including:
- No-appointment testing
- FREE face masks
- FREE Hand sanitizer
- FREE COVID19 children’s books
- FREE Jefferson School African American Heritage Center memberships
- FREE Limited gift cards
- FREE Food
- FREE Resources for mental health
- FREE Medicaid expansion
- Voter registration [emphasis added]
While many of the “benefits” extended are of marginal value, the prima facie discrimination based on skin color is troubling. And the inclusion of “voter registration” is downright suspect.
Under the guise of doing “good,” state and local governments have evolved into political monsters, edifying the dominant paradigm while consuming those whose toil has been pilfered for such.