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    Minority Activists in Washington State Now Say Bicycle Helmet Laws are Racist

    https://lidblog.com/helmet-laws-racist/

    by Warner Todd Huston and Jeff Dunetz | Feb 25, 2021 | Culture

    Minority activists in a Washington State county are now saying that bicycle helmet laws are racist. The activist who came up with this complaint shouldn’t be allowed outside by his mother unless he is wearing a different kind of helmet.

    According to Michelle Baruchman, the “Traffic Lab engagement editor” for the Seattle Times, a group of black and Hispanic activists demand that King County dump its bicycle safety law requiring people to wear helmets while riding bikes.

    Why? Because they say minorities and homeless people can’t afford helmets, and they should not be barred from riding their bikes just because the government has decreed that you can’t ride without one.

    Baruchman notes that several activists have “joined a chorus of individuals and organizations calling for the repeal of the King County law that requires bicyclists to wear helmets because of disproportionate enforcement, especially among Black, Native and homeless riders.”

    The columnist continued:

    “Folks aren’t riding around without helmets because it’s fun. They’re doing it because helmets aren’t cheap,” said [Edwin] Lindo, who wears a helmet when he rides and started the biking group NorthStar Cycling Club to support riders who are Black, Indigenous, and people of color. “Buy them a helmet, and you won’t have to penalize them.”

    Baruchman added that an analysis of arrests and citations given to helmet scofflaws shows that 40 percent have gone to minorities and homeless people. Unequal enforcement of the law doesn’t indicate a problem with the law but with the people enforcing it. The law’s real problem is why is it the government’s place to tell Americans how they must ride their bikes? The law should be opposed because it is authoritarian as opposed to because it is “racist.”

    I would never ride my bicycle without wearing a helmet, but that’s my decision. The government making the decision for its population is a violation of people’s freedom to ride without a helmet (if they are stupid enough to want to).

    Other cities in the state, including Tacoma, have already repealed mandatory helmet laws.

    ‘Regardless, just chalk this up to yet another example of how everything is raaaacist.
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    We need to convince them everything we don't like is racist.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Swordsmyth View Post
    We need to convince them everything we don't like is racist.
    Taxes are racist.
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    Ahhh... the life of a perpetual victim. What a life it must be!

    Helmet laws - RACISS!
    Being white - RACISS!
    Being able to read and speak English - RACISS!
    Owning a house in the suburbs - RACISS!
    Walking around and doing a good job at work - RACISSSSSSS!!!


    Funnily enough, the solution to this crap they espouse (helmet laws here) would be free and sovereign societies with limited governments in place. These morons want more laws to try and correct a system so overburdened by its own laws and bureaucracies already, in order to right some perceived and petty wrong that was put in place by the nanny state they want imposed.

    And this is why I think leftism is a literal mental disorder. They are so stupid, they don't know what they don't know, but think they know everything.

    Edit: just found this gem. Another RACISS thing is to "force" kids to go back to in person learning. Specifically, it's a white supremacist thing. Oh, these people... So sad and pathetic.

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    Taxes are racist.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Swordsmyth View Post
    We need to convince them everything we don't like is racist.
    True.

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    On the one hand good, government mandates should be abolished. On the other hand, why make it a racial component?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pauls' Revere View Post
    On the one hand good, government mandates should be abolished. On the other hand, why make it a racial component?
    Exactly my POV!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pauls' Revere View Post
    On the one hand good, government mandates should be abolished. On the other hand, why make it a racial component?
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    Exactly my POV!
    Both of your continued racism will not be tolerated on this forum.

    Let this be a warning.
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    Racist taxes include Property tax , cigarette tax , liquor tax , wine tax , beer tax .....
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    Throw out the Magna Carta, the Constitution, religious texts, tradition, common sense, everything. All legal arguments from now on shall be based on woke politics.
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    In Marxist America, everything will be considered racist.
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    Both of your continued racism will not be tolerated on this forum.

    Let this be a warning.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheTexan View Post
    Both of your continued racism will not be tolerated on this forum.

    Let this be a warning.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Anti Federalist View Post
    Damn...I knew it would only be a matter of time before The Woke "intersected" me.
    It was inevitable, because everything is racist. There is nothing that is not "problematic."

    (As Ibram Kendi puts it, the question is not "Did racism manifest in this situation," but rather, "How did racism manifest in this situation?")

    [M]inorities and homeless people can’t afford helmets, and they should not be barred from riding their bikes just because the government has decreed that you can’t ride without one.

    Baruchman notes that several activists have “joined a chorus of individuals and organizations calling for the repeal of the King County law that requires bicyclists to wear helmets because of disproportionate enforcement, especially among Black, Native and homeless riders.”
    Repealing the helmet law is not properly "woke" because it does not engender "equity."

    The properly "woke" way to achieve "equity" here is not to repeal the law but to amend it so that it is applicable only to white people who do not have a sufficiently high IQ (Intersectionality Quotient)

    For example, white homeless lesbians might get a pass, but cis-hetero white men might not (regardless of whether they are homeless).

    But they don't quite have the juice to put something like that through. Not yet, anyway.

    It's getting there, though ...


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    Quote Originally Posted by TheTexan View Post
    Taxes are racist.
    Gun laws are racist.

    Drug laws have always been racist.

    Wars are racist. When was the last time we attacked a white country?

    Minimum wage is racist.

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