Jonathan Capehart In The WASHINGTON POST: Being Black In America Is Exhausting
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Earlier: "I Don't Think Black People Really Understand How Tired Everyone Else Is Of Hearing How Hard It Is To Be Black."

From a Washington Post opinion columnist:

Opinion: Being Black in America is exhausting

Opinion by Jonathan Capehart, Columnist
April 17, 2021 at 2:30 p.m. PDT

“Everyone I know is just so tired,” tweeted Jenna Wortham of the New York Times Magazine on Wednesday. While the Black writer doesn’t specify who “everyone” is, it’s a good bet they are also Black. And Wortham’s use of “tired” is an understatement.

“Tired” doesn’t just refer to the trauma of the Derek Chauvin trial or seeing replays of the video of the former Minneapolis police officer killing George Floyd. Nor does “tired” just refer to seeing Daunte Wright being shot by a Brooklyn Center, Minn., police officer after being pulled over because of an air freshener dangling from his rearview mirror, as his mother has said. Or because of expired tags, as the police said. No, “tired” is all of that, plus whatever personal trauma we carry with us. …

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