Statement

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The confluence of the COVID-19 pandemic and police violence in the U.S. is impossible to ignore.

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I grew up in a suburban New Jersey town that consists of 6.24k white residents and 81 Black residents.

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We are committed to publishing relevant and thoughtful content as well as navigate our publishing responsibilities. The following pieces were written before the outbreak of protests. Thank you for your understanding during this time.

 

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We are committed to publishing relevant and thoughtful content as well as navigate our publishing responsibilities. The following pieces were written before the outbreak of protests. Thank you for your understanding during this time.

 

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We are committed to publishing relevant and thoughtful content as well as navigate our publishing responsibilities. The following pieces were written before the outbreak of protests. Thank you for your understanding during this time.

 

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Dear Readers,

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I don’t have to be the one to tell you that we are living in very strange times.

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I have to put my hand above my eyes to look up and see how high Walker has stealthily climbed up the tree in my yard. The sun behind him creates a sort of halo effect.

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“Dating in quarantine is like window shopping,” my 20-year-old brother said to me.

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I slip into bed after donning my extra-large Yankees t-shirt and rubbing an extra-large scoop of vaseline all over my lips. I pull the covers over my body, prop my back up against two pillows, and place my computer on my lap.