HeartBeat

1,027,285 = 11 days + 21 hrs + 21 min + 25 sec

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The context and the undercounting. || This work arises from the simultaneous realities that while more than 1 in 3 Black Americans know somebody who has been hospitalized from or died of COVID-19, fewer than 1 in 8 White Americans inhabit this space of personal and community grief. The negation and disregard in White America for the severity and embodied impact of (not just) COVID-19 on Black communities does not exist outside of this lived disparity – it is the direct cause as well as the direct result of it. So, how does disparity arise? Can we agree that it doesn’t cause itself? For those of us who are White and who care about racial health inequity: can we get comfortable fast with saying the quiet part loud?

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[Western Prom × Carroll; gelatin silver print; 2017]