CDC Declares Racism a ‘Serious Public Health Threat’

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has declared that racism is a “serious public health threat.” Dr. Rochelle Walensky, the director of the CDC, says racism has gone too far and is affecting the “health of our entire nation.”

Following the announcement, the CDC said it will use COVID-19 funding to make “new and expanded investments in racial and ethnic minority communities and other disproportionately affected communities around the country, establishing a durable infrastructure that will provide the foundation and resources to address disparities related to COVID-19 and other health conditions.”


Walensky began by saying that COVID disproportionately hurts communities of color, then quickly dropped this paragraph:

“The disparities seen over the past year were not a result of COVID-19. Instead, the pandemic illuminated inequities that have existed for generations and revealed for all of America a known, but often unaddressed, epidemic impacting public health: racism.”

Walensky then said that racism is systemic and that we must work overtime to “overcome centuries of discrimination.”

Speaking of the country’s well-being, labeling nearly everything that makes the news racist is making it worse. Far worse. The growing appetite to spin everything in a way that says white people are racist has greatly contributed to our country’s divide, anxiousness, and hostility.

As expected, users online are pumping their fists about the new crisis. Complex even shared an image calling racism a “pandemic.”

There are, however, some accounts mocking the announcement:

The CDC, what would you do without it?

Written by Bobby Burack

Bobby Burack is a writer for OutKick where he reports and analyzes the latest topics in media, culture, sports, and politics..

Burack has become a prominent voice in media and has been featured on several shows across OutKick and industry related podcasts and radio stations.


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  1. I agree. As a White Male, as many Outkick VIP’S, we’re feeling the racist sting of the War on White Men the MSM and our Commiecrats on the Left are waging against us!! We demand reparations! 😉😎

  2. The CDC is in the right neighborhood but on the wrong road. Screaming “racism” is a mental health indicator, as most of the people who do it are mentally deranged. It is threatening to the cohesion of our country, so they’re right in that regard.

    CDC as an organization is as worthless as the WHO or the UN.

  3. The Centers for Disease Control and its thousands of taxpayer funded employees. By virtue of the name one might think that they would be a little less behind the curve when it comes to a timely response to say, a pandemic. The American public has moved on effectively this last year in spite of the CDC. I await the health guidelines and recommendations relative to this new topic.

    • Yeah, if you can’t scream racism, then scream sexism. A move right of of the progressive playbook no? How about we blame the actual culprit – the far left control and indoctrination of education from preschool to college for both genders?

  4. This is just another silly manifestation of an election strategy by which people all vote for democrats if they aren’t white. What’s amazing is how well this policy argument has worked without any actual sound policy.

    Remember these brainless make wearing brown shirts are your neighbors. They actually fucking believe that thousands of unarmed black Americans are killed by cops annually

    • Meanwhile thousands of black men are murdered every year by other black men and not a damn word about that. Mention that, however, and one is racist. Even though rappers make millions upon millions glorifying that very violence.

  5. Obama, Susan Rice and others are working this division of the races hard. They know white people and corporations are scared to death of being labeled “racist” so they accuse every American entity of racism. They know then that whites and businesses will give in either by donating money to their “cause” or not resist the legislation that directs huge amounts of money, educational tools such as CRT, and/or privilege to blacks.

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