A county in Oregon is under fire after it made the wearing of face masks mandatory, but exempted non-white people citing a concern over ‘racial profiling’.

Lincoln County issued the order last week, making it compulsory for everyone to wear a face covering in public where social distancing is not possible.

However, The New York Post reports that “people of color do not have to follow the new rule if they have ‘heightened concerns about racial profiling and harassment’ over wearing the masks, officials said.”

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