Black Trauma Won’t Gain White Warmth

Our vindication shouldn’t come at the expense of our mental health

Yesterday, I played hopscotch down my newsfeed. Ducking and dodging auto-plays of the excruciatingly violent execution of 25-year-old Georgia resident, Ahmaud Arbery, at the hands of a racist daddy-son duo, Gregory and Travel McMichael. I squeezed my eyes shut in an attempt to squish away what I knew was playing beneath them, too…

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