RALEIGH – The headlines actually read ‘Latinx,’ but sense we aren’t eager to participate in the social justice dogma of the Left, we fixed it.
That being said, there is quite a remarkable trend emerging among confirmed coronavirus cases in some of our state’s hot spots, as well as across the state as a whole.
Wake County is reporting that, while making up only 10 percent of the population, the Latinos comprise almost HALF of all confirmed coronavirus cases! The spotty data from NCDHHS also suggests a similar portion of cases statewide are in the Latino community.
“[…] “As we test more residents we notice a concerning trend,” Greg Ford, Chairman of Wake County Board of Commissioners.
“COVID-19 is impacting the Latinx community more than any other ethnic group in our Wake County population of about 1.2 million people,” he said.
This trend is not unique to Wake County, he added. Data shows that the Latinx population across the state is disproportionately affected by the virus.
As of mid-July, the Latinx community made up 44% of cases where ethnicity was known — even though Hispanics only make up 9% of the state’s population, the governor’s office wrote in a press release Thursday. […]”
In some pockets it seems there is an even larger discrepancy in the Latino portion of cases, with Durham reporting last month at more than three-quarters.
“The number of people infected with the coronavirus in the Hispanic community continues to rise in Durham. A total of 77% of Durham County’s coronavirus cases reported in June are within the Latinx community, said the Department of Public Health Director Rodney Jenkins in a coronavirus task force meeting Friday morning.
Last month, that number was at 67%. Hispanics only make up around 13% of the population, which means they are disproportionately affected by the virus. […]”
What is going on here?
Could it be that these counties — where illegal immigrants (mostly Hispanic) are proudly shielded and given sanctuary from the enforcement of immigration laws; where it is not uncommon for whole communities to not speak English; where communities exist in shadow of unaccountable extralegality — have are facing the consequences of such bad policy?
Perhaps, but they’ll never see it that way. Instead, immigrant advocates/Leftist activists see it as a problem with the rest of the community for not speaking Spanish enough, and for not being bi-cultural enough. Seriously.
“[…] Pilar Rocha-Goldberg, chief executive of El Centro Hispano, works with Durham to help inform Hispanic residents about how to protect themselves from the virus.
She said the problem goes beyond language.
“People need to be not only able to speak Spanish, but also to be bicultural, to understand our community and even the way we ask the questions,” Rocha-Goldberg said. “[For] people with our communities, it’s more complex with the fear to share the information and everything.” […]”
They are purportedly fearful to share information. Why? Because they are in this country ILLEGALLY. And instead of enforcing the rule of law, these Blue Pockets of North Carolina have created a sanctuary for illegal immigrants, even fighting against the expeditious deportation of those accused of sexually assaulting children, because it has always earned them Woke Brownie Points.
Now, with the Pandemic Panic thoroughly revived, the authoritarians are clamping down on citizens all over again, asking them to sacrifice rights for the intangibles of the common good, and it may all be because of a dramatic spike in cases among illegal immigrant communities.