Do You Shop According to Your Values?

Strolling through Historic Downtown St. Augustine, I was enthralled with the adorable ice cream and coffee shops, art galleries, cafes, and historic monuments that seemed almost theme park-esque just because of the sheer number of them. Besides Washington D.C., I had never been anywhere where the past felt so, well, present, and in-your-face.

I didn’t see an ugly side to it all until I heard the chants of protesters and saw signs that read “Don’t shop in racist St. Augustine.” Now, as a California native, everywhere in Florida to me is racist just because of the…



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