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Originally written: June 5, 2020.
I arrived on the corner of Centennial Olympic Park Drive and Marietta Street – ground zero for the Atlanta protests.
Lauren Townsend felt confident that the Lord had called her into nursing, but she didn’t quite realize exactly what that would entail starting her career in a global pandemic.
She said she felt thankful and excited to have gotten this job in February because in March, the hospital stopped hiring due to low funds.
The COVID-19 Quarantine Can Exacerbate Domestic Violence Situations; Here’s How You Can be a Much-Needed Ally to Survivors
“I have yet to talk to a victim of domestic violence that hasn’t come to believe her middle name is ‘Bitch’ because that’s what she’s called all the time,” said Nancy Friauf, president of Partnership Against Domestic Violence.
While domestic violence often starts with emotional abuse, it can snowball into other forms. Multiply that times 10 during the COVID-19 quarantine.
Since May 29, we’ve been hitting the streets every day to capture the #BlackLivesMatter protests. From May 30 to June 8 (when Governor Kemp pulled the National Guard), we captured the protests progression, as well as the sentiment of the people. Georgia has seen pockets of #BlackLivesMatter protests all throughout the state, though most concentrated in the capitol of Atlanta
Internships are being canceled. Companies are delaying start dates. At best, interns and new hires will work remotely, learning the ins-and-outs of the real world, though never leaving home. These are the most formative years for a young professional, and it seems, for many, they won’t even begin.
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Violence against Black people has been used to oppress Black people since the time of slavery in the U.S. Even with the violence becoming more visible recently, violence in its various forms has been a rampant issue throughout the past couple centuries.
“Hospitals are following current CDC best practices and encouraging our nurses, physicians and other clinical staff to adhere to the recommended PPE conservation methods to ensure their own safety as hospitals cope with the shortage.”
The situation isn’t as simple as just “following procedures.” Procedures can’t be fully followed if they don’t have enough PPE.
Stereotypes may exist for all, but the stereotypes that come with my appearance have never posed any danger to my life. This is the privilege I was given.