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Life during the CoronaviruS and/or BLACK LIVES MATTER

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JOANNA BUGAJSKA

AURORA, Colorado (USA)

 

MORE THAN SIX FEET APART

2020

 

September 14, 2020

 

Even though we are all traveling in the same direction, in the same space and time, commuters on this bus are more than just the required six feet apart. There is no conversation. We avoid looking at each other, it is easier to avoid the remainders of the “new normal.” Most, me included, hide in their phones. Others just look away. If some coughs loudly, everyone doubles their effort to escape this shared space.

 

On my phone I read about more than 7000+ Black Lives Matter peaceful protests across the country and that only 200+ have turned violent. Or that COIVD-19 effects black and brown people are 4 to 7 times more likely than white people to contract the virus. When I look it doesn’t escape my notice that majority of fellow commuters are people of color...

 

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Joanna Bugajska

More Than Six Feet Apart

2020