This Juneteenth

I want to feel the peace that white people have enjoyed at my expense

The Cut
The Cut
Jun 18, 2020 · 6 min read
Photo: Beth Tate

By Jennifer Neal

A few days ago, I got a call from a friend in distress. I heard the breath expel from her lungs as she blurted into the phone, “I just can’t take it anymore.”

She was calling me from the park. While she made sure her 2-year-old didn’t eat leaves, she…