Beginning September 13, residents in New York City must present proof of the COVID-19 vaccination to enter establishments like bars, gyms, museums, and restaurants. If these places allow unvaccinated individuals inside, they face a fine of $1,000 for the first offense and and more for the second. Office buildings and senior citizens centers are among the exempt.
Victory News host Greg Stephens said that blacks make up the majority of the unvaccinated in New York City. Will business owners be accused of racism if they’re kept out?
Star Parker, founder and president of the Center for Urban Renewal and Education, appeared on Victory News to discuss this issue.
“The narrative of this Biden administration is questionable,” Star said. “And that’s the reason that people are not taking it very seriously.” Star said the messaging has been that COVID-19 is a red and blue disease, that it’s “Trump’s fault that COVID has been spreading, because his followers won’t get vaccinated. And yet, we all know it’s African Americans who are hesitant.” People in poor, rural communities are also hesitant, she added.
Star said it will be interesting to see what will happen when the government starts forcing people who are disproportionately black to get shots.