Racism Alive And Well In Guilford County

Dear Editor,

Well, I guess it is true.  Systemic racism is alive and on full display in Guilford County.  

Advocates of photo voter ID have been called racist because apparently some people, especially people of color, are unable to obtain identification cards issued by the government, a utility statement or anything that proves they are who they are and live where they say they live.  Last time I checked, you needed some form of photo ID to buy liquor, buy a ticket and board a plane, bus or train, apply for and receive an EBT card or even pick up tickets to the Grasshoppers, Rockers or concert events at the will call window.

Now Jamestown, Greensboro, High Point, Guilford County, the Senior Resources of Guilford and the United Way of Greater High Point are requiring a photo ID to receive a free fan at the Triad Food Pantry in High Point.  In addition you must prove you are age 60 years or older, live in Guilford County, “have a cooling situation that presents a threat to occupant’s health and well-being” and provide a proof of disability if you are disabled.  Wow!  That sounds like a lot of opportunities to obtain proof … kind of like photo voter ID proof.  Don’t believe me?  Just look on page A7 of the Wednesday June 2, 2021 edition of the High Point Enterprise.  By publishing and probably being paid to run the ad, is the Enterprise another member of this racist cabal that supports Jim Crow? 

So just like voters who must show a photo ID to vote, disabled seniors or medically challenged people won’t get a free fan unless they have a photo ID and meet other racist requirements.  The next time anybody rants and raves that voter ID laws are racist and support Jim Crow, tell them about this government required racism.  This demonstrates they are wrong.

Ken Orms