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Maskless Guy Blasts Man As ‘Racist’ For Wearing Black Lives Matter Mask Outside NY Donut Shop

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Despite what some people think, racism does not have a reverse feature.

Racism, to put it plainly, works in a top down model. The benefitting race maintains dominance through systemic racism that they benefit from in a multitude of ways.

The benefitting race often isn’t even aware they’re benefitting or that others are marginalized by the same system. But it is easily measured and quantified that a racial bias exists at local, state, federal and a privatized level.

But this doesn’t stop people from claiming the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement—created to address well documented racial bias and systemic racism in policing and the justice system—is anti-White.

A video captured in a Paula’s Donuts parking lot in Western New York captured just that—a White man yelling at another man because he was wearing a BLM mask.

The notably mask-less man berated the videographer for wearing a BLM mask, calling him a “racist” and saying:

“I suppose you kneel for the flag too!”

It is compulsory to wear a mask in public areas in New York by order of Governor Andrew Cuomo effective in mid-April.

This self-identified “veteran” was clearly ignoring this order as he berated the videographer.

The videographer responded:

“I never called you a racist, I said Black lives matter, buddy.”

“I said Black lives matter and you are so triggered because I had a mask that says Black lives matter because I value Black lives!”

Some White people may think Black Lives Matter is anti-White because most White centered political or social movements are anti-Black.

However, after the death of George Floyd, Black Lives Matter has attracted unprecedented White support.

Some people have figured out that anti-racism and anti-Whiteness are not the same thing.

Mike Walsh

Written by Mike Walsh

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