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COVID-19 is a disaster. So is mass Black Death.

​Felicia Henry

For centuries, we have watched the slaughter of Black bodies, while most of the world stands unblinking as though encaptivated and properly entertained, and others have merely closed their eyes. The introduction of modern technology has not made it any more visible per se — ask the dozens of those who were gathered while massas raped their women, beat their men, and sold their children. Ask the dozens who picked up the remnants of flyers from public lynchings, or those who came to let down their relatives from the tree branches they were hung from. Ask those who do their daily counts looking into cells that contain hordes of darker hues. We have never been shielded from Black death. We would be remiss to believe that it has somehow spread more because of the footage from our cell phone cameras — it is our legacy as a country to make a spectacle of murder. Read More Here. 

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Read Graduate student Felicia Henry's Medium article 
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