Boston's Democrat Mayor Compares Vaccine Passports to Papers Required During Slavery and Jim Crow


Democrat Boston Mayor Kim Janey has compared vaccine passports to the papers required during slavery and Jim Crow.

Janey, the first black person to serve as mayor of the city, also compared vaccine passports to demands that former President Barack Obama show his birth certificate during the birtherism scandal.

“There’s a long history in this country of people needing to show their papers,” Janey said during an interview with NewsCenter 5. “During slavery, post-slavery, as recent as you know what immigrant population has to go through here. We heard Trump with the birth certificate nonsense. Here we want to make sure that we are not doing anything that would further create a barrier for residents of Boston or disproportionally impact [Black, Indigenous or people of color] communities.”

Janey made the comment when asked about the recent announcement from New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio that people will be required to show proof of vaccination to enter indoor establishments like gyms and restaurants in the city.

“We want to make sure that we are giving every opportunity for folks to get vaccinated. When it comes to what businesses may choose to do, we know that those types of things are difficult to enforce when it comes to the vaccine,” Janey said.

The comments by Janey have outraged many of her fellow Democrats.

“When we are combating a deadly virus and vaccine hesitancy, this kind of rhetoric is dangerous,” City Councilor Andrea Campbell tweeted. “Showing proof of vaccination is not slavery or birtherism. We are too close to give ground to COVID. Science is science. It’s pretty simple — Vax up and mask up.”

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13 responses to “Boston’s Democrat Mayor Compares Vaccine Passports to Papers Required During Slavery and Jim Crow”

  1. arakitai says:

    As per Tim, posted on the YouTube ‘Community’ tab of Timcast IRL:

    “Due to a schedule mix up the show tonight is canceled! Apologies all but check out Tim’s main segment from 4pm in case you missed it. It works out though because tomorrow is Lydia’s birthday and she deserves a night off.”

    I am leaving the message here as well since I can see people are already asking about it.

  2. WatchintheWorldBurn says:

    Wheres timcast today? I can’t find any updates and i don’t have a twitter, but haven’t seen anything

  3. PapaLock says:

    I keep seeing tourist ads from new york and wonder how the mask mandates will make most tourist shy away from such destinations. I know I wouldnt be traveling to any of these Communist Democratic Party Run cities

    • dlp1701@yahoo.com says:

      Come on up to Alaska! We use common sense! At least outside of Anchorage. But the running joke is: Anchorage- so close to Alaska you can see it from there!

  4. Davidtseng1994 says:

    a reach and a half

  5. jhudler says:

    This rich coming from a Democrat. They after all are the ones who came up with Jim Crow, and aided abetted slavery.

  6. Szell says:

    oof! I don’t agree with the reason behind it but the sentiment.

  7. MadManTV says:

    We need to get notifications when articles are published.