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When No Place Feels Safe: Racism, Public Health, and the Buffalo Supermarket Shooting

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“I’m just popping in and out!”

Every Black child has heard this phrase at least once in their lifetime. The response is usually groans and complaints that it’s never just a quick trip. And it’s usually not. Forty-six minutes is the average time Americans spend in the grocery store. My mother would pacify us with a slice…




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Ryann Monteiro

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