I’m Black, Gen X, and Built for Social Distancing

Why the big fuss over quarantine?

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The self-isolation directive brings a lot of us back to those latchkey days of keeping the door locked to all outsiders and waiting for the coast to be clear (that is, our parents’ arrival from the great outdoors).

MML’s writing has appeared in GQ, The New York Times, Rolling Stone and many other outlets. His book on Kendrick Lamar is due in 2021 from St. Martin’s Press.

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