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.
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.