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“We have to visit plantations… To keep them honest. Black folks in particular have to stop being scared. ‘I can’t be there’ but your grandaddy could? You can take it for 3 min’. Follow me for an instant into the tobacco field. Own it.”

“We have to visit plantations… To keep them honest. Black folks in particular have to stop being scared. ‘I can’t be there’ but your grandaddy could? You can take it for 3 min’. Follow me for an instant into the tobacco field. Own it.”

My mother is being admitted

My mother is being admitted to Saint Agnes Hospital. She is awake but sluggish, only able to say a couple words at a time. She’s able to give us “ugh” expressions and side eye to things she dislikes. Still in ER waiting for bed to open up upstairs. Please call me for updates.

Viral anger spreads like a disease — and it’s making the country sick

“No wonder it feels as if the nation is a little sick. It’s as if we all have a virus and some of us are more vulnerable to it than others. That is in fact how some social scientists are describing the spread of rage and division. Violence and violent speech meet the criteria ofdisease, says Dr. Gary Slutkin, founder of Cure Violence. Like a virus, violence makes more of itself. Rage begets more rage. And it spreads because
we humans are wired to follow our peers.”

“Viral anger spreads like a disease — and it’s making the country sick” by Susana Schrobsdorff in TIME