New York Gov. Kathy Hochul signed a package of legislation officially declaring racism a “public health crisis” in the state of New York.
Hochul claims the new laws are designed to address discrimination against Asian Americans amid the pandemic.
“For far too long, communities of color in New York have been held back by systemic racism and inequitable treatment,” Hochul said in a statement on December 23. “I am proud to sign legislation that addresses this crisis head-on, addressing racism, expanding equity, and improving access for all.”
The legislation contains six bills, including “The Hate Crimes Analysis and Review Act.” The measure instructs law enforcement officials instructs to collect data and report demographic data for hate crimes victims and alleged perpetrators.
Another policy included in the package requires state agencies, departments, commissions, and boards to invasively collect demographic data from minorities “to keep a more accurate and relevant public record of Asian populations in New York.
The legislation also requires the New York State Office of Technology Service to guide state agencies to assist all state agencies with developing websites and services for non-English speaking residents.
Ironically, just days after Hochul enacted legislation to purportedly amend racial discrimination, the Democrat governor administration began instituting a flagrantly racist Covid policy.
The New York State Department of Health issued a memo on December 27 essentially barring “non-white or Hispanic/Latino” Covid-infected patients from accessing oral antiviral pills.
Amid a shortage of Paxlovid or Monoclonal antibody treatment, only those of non-white race or Hispanic/Latino ethnicity are authorized for the treatment because of “systemic inequity,” the NYSDH warns in a notification issued on Dec. 27.
“Non-white race or Hispanic/Latino ethnicity should be considered a risk factor, as longstanding systemic health and social inequities have contributed to an increased risk of severe illness and death from COVID-19,” the 8-page guidance states.
— Karol Markowicz (@karol) December 31, 2021
The real public health emergency in New York is Democrat leadership. The party of the Ku Klux Klan is brazenly exploiting a manufactured Covid crisis to literally drag us back to the days of Jim Crow.