Oregon Openly Offers a Race-Based Coronavirus Relief Fund, Calls It "Historic"

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Oregon’s racism is display but the worst part is that many on the left consider this to be the opposite of racism.

We’re told repeatedly that there’s such a thing as systemic racism, yet looking at a lot of the benefits you get just for having a certain melanin level by governments shows that this isn’t the case. Oregon is proving that right now with this new law that provides relief funds for citizens…if you’re black.

According to the Daily Wire, the fund was approved by Oregon’s Emergency Board last month:

The Oregon Cares Fund for Black Relief and Resiliency was approved last month by the Oregon Legislature’s Emergency Board as part of $200 million it allocated to specific communities and parts of the economy, according to local Portland NBC affiliate KGW.

“The Oregon Cares Fund has been organized by the leaders of Oregon’s Black community,” the fund’s website says. “Now, more than ever, it is critical that the Federal dollars from the CARES Act serve to honor and protect those individuals, families, business owners, and non-profit leaders who are what make Oregon great. We will be serving tens of thousands of Oregonians in a short period of time.”

The money, according to the fund’s website, comes from “the U.S. Treasury’s disbursement of Coronavirus Relief Funds received by the State of Oregon under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act.”

The website provided by the State of Oregon explains more:

Grants will vary in size for individuals, families, businesses, and nonprofits, depending on the information submitted in the application. Individuals and families may be eligible to receive grants of $1,000, $2,000, or $3,000, depending on financial impacts of COVID-19 and family size. Businesses or nonprofits with employees will receive grants based off of the amount of lost revenue due to COVID-19 and additional COVID-19-related expenses.

Who gets the grants is decided by an all-black “Council of Trust” that is “made up of 11 trusted Black leaders from across Oregon, the Council of Trust works with The Contingent to assure equitable administration of the Fund,” according to the site.

“This is a historic first step to address the disparities facing Black Oregonians in the face of COVID-19,” said Democrat Rep. Akasha Lawrence Spence. “Oregon has underinvested in its Black citizens for far too long. From this moment forward, our state must commit to continued investment in the health and economic well-being of our communities throughout this pandemic, in the recovery efforts, and for as long as it takes to finally close the inequities that have crippled Black Oregonians for generations.”

What if you’re White, Hispanic, or Asian?

Tough cookies it sounds like. There is no grant specifically dedicated to you.

To be clear, I think everybody should be able to get a Coronavirus relief regardless of skin color and each relief grant should be distributed based on how badly the person needs it. The relief shouldn’t be discriminatory but that’s not the way the left sees it.

The issue with this is that in their efforts to not be racist they become racist. They find a reason to withhold things from people because another race, in their mind, deserves it more. The left thinks that black people deserve every handout they can possibly get because without it they won’t survive.

That’s the soft bigotry of low expectations in action.

In truth, the black community seems to function best when Democrats try to “help” the least and this has been the case for almost everything from the war on poverty to defunding the police.

Black people are just as capable and able as anyone else and if the Democrats would stop trying to help the black community wouldn’t need so much “help.” However, Democrats are more concerned with being seen as not being racist than actually not being racist.

This makes them the most racist party in the game.


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