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Angry Woman Throws Food Across Latino Grocery Store Because Masks

Twitter is the home of viral videos that often show the unfavorable side of humanity. Nothing has accelerated this trend more than face masks during the time of COVID-19. As the virus spikes in states across the country, including Texas, some people still can’t figure out how to wear their masks peacefully in public.

A new video out of Texas shows a woman throwing food at grocery store employees because of masks.

The woman, who is heard saying that she doesn’t like Dallas, is seen on the video throwing food from her cart at grocery store employees. Allegedly, the woman entered a La Fiesta store in Dallas, Texas wearing a mask, as it required in several cities, states, and businesses across the country. At some point, the woman took the mask off and was told by an employee to put it back on.

The woman is heard on the video saying, “I don’t give a f*** about Dallas.” She then proceeds to throw eggs, frozen meats and vegetables, and bread at the employee as she continues to scream about having to wear a mask.

The bizarre part for many of those who watch the video is that the woman is wearing a mask. In fact, she even called herself out by saying, “I have a f***ing mask.” She then storms out of the store while an employee can be heard saying they were going to call the cops.

It might also be worth pointing out that she was in the Express 15 Items or Less Line, but threw 16 items out of her cart in the video and still had a full cart.

People abroad are pointing to the video as another example as to why our COVID-19 outbreak is the worst in the world.

The United States currently has the largest COVID-19 outbreak in the world. There are more than 2.5 million Americans who have tested positive for the virus. More than 125,000 Americans have died and the number of cases in the U.S. is started to spike again. Meanwhile, countries that once had major spikes have controlled the virus and are starting to reopen to normal activities.

The video is being met with memes calling out the behavior.

The stay-at-home orders and mandates to wear facial coverings have been met with protests. Protesters attempted to storm the statehouse in Michigan with rifles over the stay-at-home orders. The orders of social distancing, wearing masks, and staying home have been proven to work in combatting the virus.

According to The Washington Post, seven states recently reported the highest hospitalization rates since the pandemic started. Those states are Arizona, Arkansas, California, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Texas.

Some people are blaming the Republican Party for politicizing mask usage.

Health experts have pointed out the public health dangers of politicizing masks. The face mask is one of the most important and effective tool in combating COVID-19 and the president has set himself against it. President Trump has refused to wear a mask in public and some fear this signals to his base that the face mask is not necessary and has politicized the mask.

Republican politicians have started to publicly break from President Trump over the issue of face masks. Senator Mitch McConnell is the latest politician to dissent from President Trump calling on his supporters and other Americans to wear face masks when they leave their homes.

“We must have no stigma — none — about wearing masks when we leave our homes and come near other people,” McConnell said during a floor speech. “Wearing simple face coverings is not about protecting ourselves. It is about protecting everyone we encounter.”

READ: Fashion Designer Johana Hernandez Is Making Face Masks

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As The U.S. Expands Vaccine Eligibility Here’s What You Need To Know

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As The U.S. Expands Vaccine Eligibility Here’s What You Need To Know

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Starting today, everyone 16 and older can get in line for the Coronavirus vaccine. This is a huge milestone that has been months in the making after a very ambitious plan by the Biden administration.

But with the Johnson & Johnson vaccine still on pause, many have been wondering what the vaccine program will look like – especially since nearly everyone is now eligible to receive a shot in the arm.

As of Monday, anyone 16 and over is technically eligible to receive the Coronavirus vaccine.

On Monday, every state in the U.S. expanded its vaccine eligibility to include all adults over the age of 16, meeting President Biden’s deadline which he established two weeks ago.

The country is now administering 3.2 million doses a day on average, and half of all adults have now received at least one dose. Additionally, 84.3 million people have now been fully vaccinated against the disease. These are truly encouraging figures in the fight against the pandemic but a lot of uncertainty remains.

Ok but can I get a shot?

Technically, yes, anyone over the age of 16 is now eligible for the vaccine but your access to it really varies from state to state.

Hawaii, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Oregon, Rhode Island, Vermont and Washington, D.C., were the last to open up eligibility on Monday, after other states expanded access to the general public over the past month.

If the country’s present vaccination rate continues, 70% of the total U.S. population could be vaccinated by June 17 and 90% by July 25, the New York Times has projected. That timeline will likely depend on what happens with Johnson & Johnson’s Covid-19 vaccine, however, as distribution is now paused following reports of blood clots, despite being statistically extremely rare.

So, what’s going on with the Johnson & Johnson vaccine?

On Sunday, the nation’s top infectious disease expert Dr. Anthony S. Fauci said that he believed the pause on the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine will likely be lifted on Friday. During interviews on talk shows, Fauci stated that he expected federal health officials to decide on the vaccine’s future by the end of the week and that he did not anticipate the vaccine being permanently banned.

One alternative to banning is to limit who is able to receive the one dose shot, perhaps limiting it to males over the age of 50. This is how Europe adjusted its strategy following similar blood clotting issues with the Astra Zeneca vaccine, which was created using similar methods.

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Texas High Schoolers Conducted a Mock ‘Slave Auction’ Of Black Students Over Snapchat

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Texas High Schoolers Conducted a Mock ‘Slave Auction’ Of Black Students Over Snapchat

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Students at a high school in Aledo, Texas are being disciplined after the administration discovered they held a mock slave auction on Snapchat where they “traded” Black students.

Screenshots of the Snapchat group show that these unnamed students “bid” on students of color, ranging anywhere from $1 to $100.

One student in particular was priced at $1 because his hair was “bad”. The screenshot also shows that the group chat’s name changed regularly. The group’s name started as “Slave Trade” then changed to “N—-r Farm”, and finally to “N—– Auction”.

Upon learning of the mock slave auction, the Daniel Ninth Grade Campus’s principal wrote a note to parents explaining the situation. Principal Carolyn Ansley called the mock slave auction “an incident of cyberbullying and harassment” which “led to conversations about how inappropriate and hurtful language can have a profound and lasting impact” on people.

Many people felt that the school principal downplayed the gravity of the mock slave auction. Not once did she mention the word racism in the letter that she sent out to parents.

“Calling it cyberbullying rather than calling it racism… that is the piece that really gets under my skin,” said Mark Grubbs, father to three former Aledo ISD students, to NBC DFW. But Grubbs, along with many other Aledo parents and community members, say that the incident didn’t surprise them.

In fact, Grubbs said he had to take his children out of the Aledo ISD school system because of how much racist harassment his children were facing. “A lot of racism,” he said of his son’s experience at the school. “My son being called out of his name and what not and it got to the point he didn’t mind fighting and that didn’t sit right with me and my wife. My son was never a fighter.”

After the backlash to the initial statement, Superintendent Susan Bohn finally released a statement condemning the racism and “hatred” of the mock slave auction.

“There is no room for racism or hatred in the Aledo ISD, period,’ Bohn wrote. “Using inappropriate, offensive and racially charged language and conduct is completely unacceptable and is prohibited by district policy.”

The problem with “policies” like these is they fail to target the issue of racism at the root. Hate speech may be “prohibited”, but if a child is displaying racist behavior for whatever reason, the bigger problem is the way that they have been educated and indoctrinated. Slave auctions have no place in 2021.

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