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Turning Hammocks Into Nooses: When White US Tourists Bring Their Racism to Mexico

November 12, 2022

Photo by author. Description: a Zoomed-in shot I took of my husband looking at the ocean.

Trigger warning: this post contains photos that may be triggering due to association with racist violence against Black people.

Part 1: The Occupation

We stretched our bellies, hips, quads, lower backs, and ribcages facing forward in the slack…



Momentum is a blog that captures and reflects the moment we find ourselves in, one where rampant anti-Black racism is leading to violence, trauma, protest, reflection, sorrow, and more. Momentum doesn’t look away when the news cycle shifts.

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