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OPINION: Every Breath is a Blessing

by Angelique Davis

Portrait of George Floyd by Dan Lacey

George Floyd murdered. Seven shot protesting the killing of Breonna Taylor. Amy Cooper.

All in one week, and it feels like just the tip of the iceberg. Racial battle fatigue is real.

In Toni Morrison’s essay, No Place for Self-Pity, No Room for Fear she recounts a conversation with a friend after the re-election of George Bush. She couldn’t work. She couldn’t write. Instead of offering solace, her friend shouted, “No! No, no, no! This is precisely the time when artists go to work—not when everything is fine, but in times of dread. That’s our job!” Continue reading OPINION: Every Breath is a Blessing