Best Read of the Week: Reflections on runner Ahmaud Arbery, in The Atlantic and City Lab

My best reads of the week reflect on Ahmaud Arbery:

—In CityLab, Archie Alston II writes about going for a walk in his own neighborhood, with proof of residence in his pocket, his law school’s sweatshirt on his back, and Ahmaud Arbery’s death on this mind.

—In The Atlantic, Adam Serwer connects the bitter terms of the racial contract that led to Ahmaud’s (at first) un-prosecuted murder to the government response to COVID-19.

—In The Atlantic, Ibram X. Kendi writes that Ahmaud Arbery “could have been me,” following his imagination to explore framed-out houses.