OREGON CITY, Ore. — The Clackamas County Board of Commissioners has stripped Commissioner Mark Shull of his duties after they condemned him for his comparison of vaccine passports to Jim Crow-era laws.
Shull developed the language in a proposed ordinance banning vaccine passports. Those laws forced the separation of whites and blacks leading to arrests and lynchings.
Commissioner Shull argued that vaccine passports create: “The conditions of a new Jim Crow 2.0. It spurs segregation, discrimination and infringing on civil liberties of the constituents of Clackamas County.”
Commissioner Chair Tootie Smith said: “I agree with the goal of the resolution, but calls the Jim Crow language gasoline on a fire.”