Social distancing is a racial drawback

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This is a permanent reality for colored people, argues K. Augustine Tanner-Ihm

A shop worker in London last month wearing a t-shirt that said "Please keep 2 m apart".

A shop worker in London last month wearing a t-shirt that said "Please keep 2m apart".

Social or physical distancing has affected billions of people around the world in recent weeks. The government has asked us to stay at least two meters apart to stop the spread of the coronavirus.

If you walk down the street now, you may see someone looking you in the eye, half-thinking which way to go, and then avoiding you. While this may be motivated by a noble desire not to pass the virus on, if it happens often enough, you can start to believe that you have some form of leprosy.

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