Oregon county imposes face mask requirement targeting only white people, minorities exempt over racism fears

A county in Oregon has issued an order requiring face masks to be worn in public but has exempted nonwhite people over racism fears.

Health officials in Lincoln County, Oregon, which is inhabited by roughly 50,000 people, issued the order requiring individuals to wear face masks in any situation where they might come within 6 feet of another person, but “heightened concerns about racial profiling and harassment” mean that nonwhite people aren’t required to abide by the rule, according to the New York Post.

The decision to exempt nonwhite people from wearing masks comes as some have attempted to make the case that minorities are in danger
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