Why Are We So Upset About Gabby Petito?

We didn’t even know her, but we’re devastated.

GabsPetito, Instagram

It’s not just because she’s White. I won’t deny that it played a role. We all know that Whiteness is the baseline in America for being a real American. That’s just the way it is. I do think it’s getting better incrementally-but it’s still a factor. And she was cute, with a beautiful smile. But it was a deeper, more…

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