The Lessons COVID Offers Us about Racism.

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“I don’t care who says that vaccine is safe. I’m not getting it. There’s no way I’m going to put foreign entities in my body.” These were the words of one of my oldest friends. A Black woman whom I’ve known for more than 25 years.

I listened to her words intently and without judgement. She went on: “These people have no idea what the long-term effects of this vaccine are. They don’t know if…

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I am a queer, woman of color, scholar-activist. writing about parenting, loving, forgiving and struggle

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I am a queer, woman of color, scholar-activist. writing about parenting, loving, forgiving and struggle

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