Michigan AG Suggests Racism Is Responsible For Virus Deaths Of Black People

Sandy Malone

Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel posted a series of racist tweets mocking white residents of her state.

Lansing, MI – The Michigan attorney general posted a pair of racially-charged tweets on Tuesday that have set off a firestorm of criticism in her state.

“The high rates of infection and death within our African-American population from #COVIDー19 is staggering and horrific,” Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel tweeted on April 7. “It further establishes how AA’s are treated like garbage when it comes to equal opportunity and access to health care, housing, education and employment.”

“Every one of us who serves in government must double-down on our commitment to do right by the African-American communities in our state and across our nation. Failing to do so is a complete abdication of our obligation as office holders,” Nessel added.

Moments later the attorney general posted another tweet that was intended to shame the white residents of Michigan.

“I just can’t hear about one more black health care worker, police officer or bus driver die while getting a barrage of complaints from white folks outraged because they can’t go golfing,” the attorney general tweeted.

Many in Michigan clapped back against the outrageous statements by Nessel, and pointed out that the infection rates to which she was referring were in Detroit, not the rest of the state.

“Shouldn’t this say ‘within the Detroit metropolitan area...’? Since it’s not a race issue, it’s just a location with a high infection rate...,” @shoff29 replied to the attorney general.

Numerous people responded with pictures of groups of African Americans standing in groups socializing, allegedly after the lockdown for the pandemic was ordered, and pointed out that a population’s adherence to the self-isolation and social distancing guidelines were likely a factor, if Nessel was right about the problem.

Still other people encouraged the attorney general to do something about it if her allegations were true.

“Please give us specific examples of what #healthcare facilities [sic] are turning away AA with #COVIDー19, so we all know who the bad people are. If people are dying from abuse, #DanaNessel needs to file lawsuits now! She can't ignore these deaths,” @JimMazak tweeted.

Even the deputy editorial page editor of the Detroit News called the attorney general out for the inappropriate post.

“Why is our attorney general turning a pandemic affecting all of us into a racial issue? ‘White folks outraged because they can’t go golfing.’ Seriously? White folks are dying, too,” editor and columnist Ingrid Jacques tweeted.

Statistically, Nessel was correct – black Americans are dying of coronavirus at a faster rate than any other race in the United States, according to USA Today.

As of Friday, 21,504 Michigan residents had tested positive for coronavirus, and 1,076 have died, according to Bing’s COVID-19 Tracker.

African Americans accounted for 14 percent of the Michigan’s population, but black patients made up 33 percent of the state’s coronavirus cases and 40 percent of the fatalities, USA Today reported.

Nessel’s assertion that black people don’t play golf also set off the sport’s enthusiasts.

The Michigan Golf Live show posted a lengthy missive to its official Facebook page on Wednesday that addressed the fallacies in the attorney general’s assumptions.

“Rarely has someone in the public eye and a position of leadership made such a blatantly ignorant and racist statement in writing. One wonders how much longer your career would last had you chosen to reverse the references to race,” the letter began.

“Among the litany of reasons your tweet is so offensive, is the presumption that only Caucasian Michiganders enjoy golf,” it continued. “On behalf of more than 650 courses and millions of golfers in this state, we can, with 100% confidence, proudly state that the diversity of the participants in this great, hallowed, and historic game reaches across all racial lines...just as it does for our health care workers, police officers, and bus drivers.”

“Furthermore, it's additionally insulting to put forth the notion that we are capable of caring about only one thing at a time. Perhaps that's true for you, but for everyone else in this state (and everywhere else), it's not that difficult to care DEEPLY about the loss of life, the health and safety of our front line heroes, AND want to go outside and play the game we love so much. These things are not mutually exclusive,” the show added.

“It would be wonderfully helpful if you would tamp down your offensive, racist thoughts and keep them to yourself,” the letter suggested. “You've already demonstrated how little you know about the family of golf. Now, stop proving your ignorance about race, compassion, and the tireless spirit of Michiganders when it comes to our neighbors both on the golf course and on the front lines of this pandemic fight.”

The show finished by telling the attorney general that they were waiting for her “public apology.”

President Donald Trump and National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Director Dr. Anthony Fauci acknowledged the racial disparities in the coronavirus infections at a White House task force briefing on Tuesday, USA Today reported.

The President said that the infection rate of African Americans was presenting a “tremendous challenge.”

"We want to find the reason to it," President Trump told reporters.

The President said national statistical data on race and coronavirus patients should be released soon, USA Today reported.

"So we are very concerned about that. It is very sad. There is nothing we can do about it right now except to give them the best possible care to avoid complications," Fauci said.

Comments (88)
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JBoH
JBoH

AAs? New terminology?

Sounds like the Attorney General should sue COVID-19 for being so racist.

Forbidden
Forbidden

there's my state...turning into the new California

Jim H. - Virginia US
Jim H. - Virginia US

Different COVID-19 topic. Great news...

ICU admissions are now LOWER than before the virus crisis began and 7,000 antibody tests will be available next week says Gov. Cuomo - as NY begins to look beyond its coronavirus 'nightmare'

I wonder if the panic is going to end now. It probably won't.

Bud
Bud

What an extremely ignorant person. What started out as a ploy to get her name up in bright lights turned out to be a dimwit bulb!

LEO0301
LEO0301

Well it could be the fact many blacks thought they were somehow immune to the virus when it first started. Social media was alive with comments about how that they had superpowers and that only whites could get sick. Even our very own lowest commie made that comment. I guess that means they were wrong.

BruthaV
BruthaV

An excerpt from Dana Nessel's Wikipedia entry explains her rabid liberalism, white guilt, and being a snowflake:

"In 2014, Nessel successfully argued for the plaintiffs in DeBoer v. Snyder, which declared that Michigan's ban on same-sex marriage was unconstitutional; the case was eventually combined with others and appealed to the Supreme Court as Obergefell v. Hodges, which legalized same-sex marriage in the United States. In 2016, she founded Fair Michigan, a nonprofit organization that works to prosecute hate crimes against the LGBTQ community. Nessel currently lives in southeast Michigan with her wife, Alanna Maguire, and their twin sons, Alex and Zach."

DMartel
DMartel

It is established that over 65 or with underlying conditions like Diabetes, Hypertension and Asthma put you at risk. Instead of screaming just race, specify how many have the high risk conditions or live in urban areas with higher resident destiny or relying on public transportation. Also point out how many states with GOP Governors refused the Medicaid expansion available as part of the ACA. People screwed out of Healthcare coverage by Blind hatred for socalled Obamacare

BlueLM101
BlueLM101

I have heard a LOT in my life and chosen profession, but I believe I have finally heard it all, now.

Tpr365
Tpr365

Obviously Nessel and gov shitmore never worked the inner city. Ignorance and obstinance would explain it better than skin color.

Just-My-Thoughts.
Just-My-Thoughts.

If the black population would just follow rules......oh wait, some can't or don't want to........anyway......If they just followed the rules maybe, just maybe they wouldn't get sick. The Covid 19 doesn't discriminate...It's an equal opportunity infector. Loading bullets into a gun when you just sneezed might also deeply infect those you're shooting at so don't do that! Another wolf just cried from the pack mentality and yes, it's really old and this one is really out there. Do what's asked and you won't get it, right? The only ones getting into trouble are those not abiding by the "lockdown". I'm sure many know what that word means. It's getting to the point where we won't give a darn anymore and that's horribly sad.

NTPD935Ret
NTPD935Ret

Hope her house is one of the first places that gets looted and set a blaze after her words help start the race war she and all the other race baiting Democrats are working so hard to start. God help America if they succeed.

Marxest
Marxest

I'm going to have to disagree with Attorney General Dana Nessel on this one. I love a good conspiracy theory, but it doesn't hold weight. The Chinese Coronavirus (also known as COVID-19) originated in China 🇨🇳 and from there the pandemic spread over the world thanks to bad hygiene and human nature. The Corona virus is striking down human beings of all ethnicities and nationalities. If there is an entity that should bear the blame and responsibility for this global pandemic (that has claimed so many lives and upended so many others) is China. The Chinese government suppressed knowledge of the virus, failing to warn the world and thus giving the Chinese Coronavirus time to spread all over the world, wreaking havoc.

Viking24
Viking24

Let’s take a look at the statistics compiled by US law enforcement agencies on violent crime:
The average Black commits murder 8.7 times as often as the average White while only making up 12.2% of the population.
The average Black commits rape 6.7 times as often as the average White. If all rapes were reported, the Black to White ratio would be closer to 11%
The average Black commits armed robbery 10.8 times as often as the average White.
The average Black commits theft 26 times as often as the average White.
The average Black commits aggravated assault 5.7 times as often as the average White.
The average Black commits simple assault about 33 times as often as the average white.

These statistics are not seasonal and did not originate in China. If this progressive BLM scum were really concerned with the AA she would try and change such an insanely violent culture. Oh yea, she’s a democrat, never mind!

XIHP308
XIHP308

Anything to bring attention to ones self, facts don't matter for democrats it's the natural way of life for them.

stooge819
stooge819

I can't believe it took this long for the left to focus on race in this pandemic. The media is slipping.

RdnkSinceBirth
RdnkSinceBirth

What??. Is this bitch stupid or what? People of all colors are dying from the virus. Yes,it may be hitting the black communities more but that's because they ARE NOT following the social distancing guidelines. They wanna have birthday partys for 1 year olds...and go to other spots and hang out...and pass the virus to each other. So how is this a Race thing? That bitch needs to get off the crack...

NomonK
NomonK

When will the Real Racist left admit that the Black Community has more Babies Killed by Abortion than Whites.
When will you admit that there are more Killings of Black on Black than white on black or cops on blacks.
Truth is you liberals live to cause a great divide between blacks and whites.

Stanracer
Stanracer

Stupid , racist bitch. Should be fired.

CrybabyDemoLibTard
CrybabyDemoLibTard

Let’s see...how many votes will she get by pandering to Blacks? Probably a lot. White people getting shit on again.

magnumforc
magnumforc

What a stupid bitch! The blacks don't want to socially distance, want to keep on doing what they have always done and yet again, it's the white man's fault? Of course she is in Michigan where the government's way has decimated the manufacturing industry, pandered to all the immigrants and pissed on the people who actually pay taxes.

JACQUEWB
JACQUEWB

I am glad that I do not live in Michigan.

GIJOE62
GIJOE62

Just another liberal who thinks their opinion matters. All she wants to do is put more of a split between blacks and whites. Were all in this crisis together and we need to help and pray for each other. This AG's only mission is to create more chaos in her state.

Schick56
Schick56

Idiot, 😠

Marxest
Marxest

On second thought, with all tbe racism against black folk espoused by @NomonK and @Viking24 and others, maybe it is possible that the Coronavirus virus could have been intended to decimate non Caucasian people. It could have been created by white people to kill Chinese people and the virus spread beyond China's borders. It isn't too much of a spread. The White race were the first to adopt ethnic cleansing and genocide. Diabolic whites weren't the only insanely violent culture to commit these atrocities, but Germany and America certainly did it the best. Germany mass murdered up to 20 million people in the name of white supremacy. Biological weapons like man made virus work too slow so they opted for more direct means. But the Coronavirus, it could definitely be a weaponized virus made by white people.

Shastabeau
Shastabeau

Heard some pretty stupid sh#t, but this is right at the top of the list!

cspcapt
cspcapt

even smart people are stupid

MamaD79
MamaD79

Really???? What a TOTAL FOOL!!! and all I could think of was the same as:
“Rarely has someone in the public eye and a position of leadership made such a blatantly ignorant and racist statement in writing. One wonders how much longer your career would last had you chosen to reverse the references to race,” the letter began.
Where's our neighborhood idiot, saying that she is so wonderful in bringing this up??? AND all this idiot is trying to do is bring her votes up....hahahahahahaha (hopefully, the tweet will be removed AND this idiot will have to give a PUBLIC apology!)

Buckwheat5257
Buckwheat5257

I think this AG needs to be impeached for racism, even if its her own race. How does she get away with this outrage?

k9nut
k9nut

Stop with the race card! Sounds like she's another one funded by george soros who wants this country divided.

Excalibr4
Excalibr4

It all boils down to one word... comply.

Blueblood16
Blueblood16

If she wants to call people racist she should look in the mirror!!!!! I didnt know a virus could be racist. What a moron! How do these douche bags get in such high jobs? If youre out in big groups, having a party or doing whatever and get sick then its your fault and no one elses!! Just dont want to take responsibility for your own actions.
Why does race have to come into everything even when it has nothing to do with it!?

StandforUS
StandforUS

Unbelievable. When are some minorities going to see that these politicians will say and do anything for votes. They will jump on anyones bandwagon for that all important vote. Go back and look at Joe Biden's record. He is so wishy washy it is pathetic !


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