Progressive Lawmaker Wants To Declare Racism a ‘Public Health Crisis’

The left is obsessed with keeping racism alive, especially during election years. No matter the subject or circumstances, race is always an issue for liberals. On Monday, Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) decided to bring attention to racism once more by reintroducing a bill that would make racism a “public health crisis” in the U.S.

The bill claims that minorities have a shorter life expectancy, higher cancer rates, higher pregnancy complications and higher risk for diseases, among other things. With the way the language is laid out, it makes it sound like the healthcare industry has it out for minorities.

“This resolution is an important step toward recognizing the racial disparities in healthcare that have existed for far too long, while also outlining concrete action we can take now to help reverse them,” said Brown. “Your background or the color of your skin shouldn’t determine whether you get quality, respectful care, or whether your air and water are clean, or whether there’s a good hospital nearby. This declaration will help to lay the foundation for change, so that all Americans can live longer, healthier lives.”

The bill does not mention factors such as diet, age, family history or exposure to certain chemicals.

Besides making it sound like healthcare professionals are purposefully discriminating against minorities, the bill also suggests that Black Americans are “threatened” while going about their lives.

“Black people are confronted and threatened by armed citizens while performing everyday tasks, such as jogging in neighborhoods, driving, or playing in a park,” the bill claims.

The irony of that statement is that it’s so-called progressives that are racist. In 2013, Sen. John Fetterman (D-PA) pulled a shotgun out on a Black man while he was jogging, claiming that he was trying to “protect” his community. The victim was not armed as Fetterman claimed.

According to The Washington Free Beacon, Brown has introduced the resolution every year since 2020.

Brown wasn’t the only one who felt that racism deserved to be labeled as a public health crisis. He was joined by Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ), Sen. Alex Padilla (D-CA) and Sen. Mazie Hirono (D-HI).

The bill was co-sponsored by Sen. Ben Cardin (D-MD), Sen. Raphael Warnock (D-GA), Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), Sen. Laphonza Butler (D-CA) and Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D-WI).