Well, I probably won’t get to write a headline like that again. Journalist Ben Osborne made me comfortable enough to speak in my own language, to cry, and to wax on the talismanic quality of jerseys in my life, and then set it all up with a feathery sentence like this:
Sports also carry the nostalgic symbolism of youthful innocence. “One of the best moments was always when you got your jersey, your number. I’d just want to wear it all the time,”
Over the years I’ve done press for a number of projects. Some interviews leave me feeling that the person missed the point of even talking to me. Not this time. Check out the lede:
The irony has always troubled Raafi Rivero. “People love Black athletes,” he said. “But they don’t love Black people.”
The Brooklyn artist is using sports iconography to commemorate Trayvon Martin, George Floyd and other Black victims of violence. https://t.co/Vqo7D87Pi7 pic.twitter.com/IOX6jZEqhs
— The New York Times (@nytimes) April 7, 2021
And it looks great in print.
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