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annual reminder

maura @ 4:04 pm

I have a complicated relationship with capitalism, and I hate shopping. For these reasons and others, every year I feel pretty good about celebrating Buy Nothing Day on the day after Thanksgiving.

This year I’m still buying nothing. But there’s an extra urgency this year, an urgency marked by protests in many cities across the country. I look at my son and wonder how parents of black boys do it, how they explain and discuss the events of the past weeks months years, and my heart aches for them. We discuss these events in my house too, but we will never know how it feels, because we will never not know the privilege of our skin color.

No justice, no profit.

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