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There is nowhere to hide from trauma when you’re a Black person on the internet

31 Jul 2020

In 2020, it’s become impossible for me to go online without experiencing pain and sadness.

There were no words to describe how much I hurt the night I read of Elijah McClain for the first time. I unwillingly came across the story of this 23-year-old autistic Black man on my Instagram timeline. He died last year following a chokehold and a ketamine injection administered by police. Once I was made aware of what happened to him, I saw his story everywhere, including in the fears that I held for my family.

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