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The video of a white woman threatening a black man in Central Park illustrates exactly why I’m so relieved to be spending more time inside.

During a recent session conducted over Zoom, my therapist told me I was “glowing.” In the middle of a pandemic.

I struggled to explain why until she prodded, “No crazy experiences with white people this month?”

“Not that I can immediately recall,” I replied.

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That’s when it became clear: I’m doing better these days because staying home alone and practicing social distancing has meant I’m avoiding many of the racist encounters that used to plague my daily life.

By Ernest Owens, The New York Times
Featured Image, Ernest Owens, Credit Kelly Burkhardt
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