Then, at the end of May, riots were sparked by the murder of George Floyd. Finch, of White, drives to meet his friends, encounters a police blockade, texting each other videos of the action in Minneapolis. They get high and listen to the Door. Loudly, they express unwarranted admiration for mass protests; However, their coordinated distance from action reveals some introspection. Finch feels compelled to document the racial calculus over the summer, but he also seems eager for that storyline to end and for the pandemic and 2020 election to continue to dominate the narrative. “George Floyd protests are less numerous, but the specific actions that result from them are more,” he reported in August, citing the removal of various statues by the Confederacy. Male. Since that time, Blackness has continued its oddly popular place in the book, being mentioned in discussions about the school he attended (Yale, named after one of the inner colleges). named after civil rights activist Pauli Murray), the music he listens to, and the places he leaves behind and can therefore radically romanticize (Chicago: “a brave city, as I’ve seen up close at times when I lived there”).
https://www.washingtonpost.com/outlook/in-this-pandemic-diary-memories-of-2020-can-seem-too-tidy/2021/11/30/9cee42a8-4641-11ec-b05d-3cb9d96eb495_story.html In this pandemic diary, the memories of 2020 seem too organized