Sure. And poor white families and those considered dumb were the subject of being treated like animals and “fixed” through the eugenics programs and being prevented from marrying. It was not just hispanics, blacks and indigenous people.
Most of the people I’ve met are not getting the vaccine because they don’t what it costs or if it even costs anything, they are paranoid about how fast it was produced and don’t believe there was any real test period, they believe that vaccines can cause autism, and they pass around these stupid stories of “ oh I heard a nurse who was perfectly fine get the shot and they started getting dizzy and throwing up and have headaches for weeks now” or “ I read that a man got the shot and now he’s been week and unable to hardly move around for weeks” and so on.
Black people for the most part don’t seem to be paranoid about getting the shot because they think it’s a conspiracy against them to kill them off or something. I live in alabama and 9 out of 10 African Americans, and white people, that I meet and ask about do you know about the Tuskegee experiment* ( I imagine it’s clear it’s a typo ) don’t even know who they are. They were never taught in school, they did not watch the movies, and until recently they have never seen anything online about it.
I am betting if you were able to get the individuals in that survey who said they would never get it you would see that the majority of them , regardless of race or religion , are poor people with public school education and they have very limited experience with science projects, reading science books, or learning science from anything other than random memes passed online. The next largest group are those that simply fail to recognize that tons of scientists from all over the world with almost unlimited funding were all working on this vaccine for hours on end. It was not just a few small pharmaceutical companies working on the vaccine disregarding any health laws.
The reason why you don’t see it worded the other way and spread around as much is because it does not fit the typical narrative and of you criticize the black community in the same way you’re more likely to face canceling, protests, and people pulling away. It’s why you don’t see music labels all saying they refuse to produce another black rappers album that encourages gang violence. It’s why when that loser white dude killed innocent Asian women working in salons and possibly victims of sex trafficking industry is broadcasted as the face of hate crimes against Asian Americans and you hear almost nothing about black on Asian hate crimes and all the women just smashed in the back of their heads walking down the street.
That’s just for New York, other cities have different mixes as well.
Race is being used as the piggyback for everything at the moment. You’ll far more likely to see something along the lines of we have a problem of white American men attacking Asian women as a hate crime than you are to read we have a major problem of black American men attacking Asian women.
It’s why in my earlier post I brought up that if based off the data there is a problem with white evangelicals halting the vaccine there there is almost just as strongly a problem of black Protestants halting the vaccine. If there is a problem of white men carrying out mass shootings then there is a even bigger problem of black men murdering others with handguns.
But when you start to frame the issue as if race or religion is the main problem it keeps you from being able to honestly talk about the real problem and therefore knowing how to honestly talk about viable solutions.
Is it whiteness that is the problem with white evangelicals not getting the vaccine?
Is it a religious problem of white evangelicals not getting the vaccine?
Is it a blackness problem of young black men killing other black men?
Is it a blackness problem of black Protestants not getting the vaccine?
Is it a religious problem of black Protestants not getting the shot?
The answer is no to none of that. It’s not a problem whose issues lies in their race, or in their faith. After all even more white and black evangelicals and Protestants are going to get the vaccine if they get the chance.
The problem with all of these things are:
Not educated on science in general and especially not on the vaccine.
Feeling like they don’t have to the time or money to get it.
With the other problems I brought up to highlight the stupidity the issues are:
- Anti scientific paradigms.
- Low emotional intelligence.
- Lack of education.
So my problem with the headline is not that wrong. There are obviously a lot of white evangelicals not getting the shot. There is obviously a lot of black
Protestants not getting the shot. Certain niches seem to breed certain issues. Such as you will find very little white guilt among Republican men but you’ll find a lot among white progressive women. Normally those who enjoyed abundance of a higher quality of life because their parents worked harder snd smarter. So they grew up going to private schools, never feared being able to go to college because daddy was going to pay for it, and they have always lived in the better part of the predominantly white towns. But again that’s a major simplification of a issue. So my issue is that the way the headliner is being treated is as if the problem lies within whiteness or evangelism.
So if anyone is confused on how to talk to a white evangelical whose adamant about not getting the vaccine it’s the same way you would talk to a black Protestant, a anti vaxer white liberal woman and so on.
It’s talking about science. Like the link shared by HRankin a while back. Ive shared that link with black, hispanic and white people ive met online who voiced fear and doubt about the vaccine and when I followed up a day later they almost all had a noticeable change from “ I’m never getting it” to “ I’ll
Wait a little while and get it”. The underlining fear seems to be that they don’t believe the vaccine was actually tested properly and is just being thrown out there.