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The Joys and Risks of Being a Black Birdwatcher in Rainier Beach

by Glenn Nelson


During the wee hours of Sunday morning, a Black man and his mixed-race, Black and Latinx friend meet in front of Be’er Sheva Park in Rainier Beach. They are wearing caps and face masks and carrying binoculars. The air holds a chill and a foreboding sky wrings out a steady drizzle.

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