One of the more helpful frameworks for understanding American cultural dynamics is Thomas Sowell’s Black Rednecks and White Liberals. It applies to beliefs and behaviors white liberals implicitly disdain white conservatives for having and doing, but that white liberals are forbidden from criticizing non-whites for having and doing–even though non-whites hold the beliefs and engage in the behaviors more emphatically and enthusiastically than white conservatives do.
Attitudes toward mandatory vaccinations is one manifestation of that dynamic. The following graph shows the percentages of respondents who answered that “vaccines given to children for diseases like measles, mumps, and rubella” are not “very safe”. The higher the value, the greater the reservations about vaccines are:
Think it’s difficult to demand blacks, Hispanics, and white bubbas put on masks in public spaces now?
Wait until a greeting grandpa has to turn them away at the entrance to WalMart because they don’t have vaccine cards!