Ahmaud Arbery's shooting death — and fears of racial profiling — weigh heavily on Chicago's black running community

CHICAGO — When Picasso Russell meets with other runners, the conversation often turns to their gear — the newest, the warmest, the most comfortable.But for Russell and other black runners, another topic arises: what is safest to wear while training.“Culturally, humor is our way of dealing with things,” Russell said. “I might kind of passively say, ‘I can’t wear that black or that gray,’ or, ‘I can’t wear all black where I live.’ Or, ‘It must be nice to wake up that early and run when it’s pitch black at 5 or 6 in the morning.’“It’s almost a luxury you can run when there’s no daylight. It comes...


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