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One epidemic we may never find a vaccine for: fear of black men in public spaces

This article from CNN.com has me so so emotional. We’ve got to solve this!

Millions of Americans shrugged off their fear of the coronavirus this holiday weekend when they flocked to crowded beaches, lakes and restaurants. But there is another type of contagion that still keeps some of White America paralyzed: Fear of black men in public spaces.

 

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Why this fear of black men persists

CNN writer, John Blake explains, “This fear of black men doesn’t just spring from racism. It’s psychological. There is a body of work in literature and psychology that speaks to a historical tradition where some white people — white men, in particular — project the primal aggressions that they refuse to see in themselves onto black people.” (Source CNN.com)

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