• Apr 5, 2020

Why I don’t feel safe wearing a face mask

April 5, 2020
Aaron Thomas, The Boston Globe

The author, a Black man, discusses why he would feel unsafe following the CDC’s advice to wear a homemade mask, such as a bandana, out in public.

For me, the fear of being mistaken for an armed robber or assailant is greater than the fear of contracting COVID-19.

These are the fears that Black Americans have to constantly face. Where we can go, how we can show up, what we can wear, what we can say — it never ends.

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