By Neal Broverman
Christian Cooper captured another white person weaponizing the police against POC.
The Black victim of a racist incident in Central Park that captured much of the nation’s attention on Monday is Christian Cooper, a former editor for Marvel who introduced the first gay character into the Star Trek comics.
Now a biomedical editor at Health Science Communications, Cooper is also an avid birdwatcher who, now infamously, asked a white woman to leash her dog, […]
Oh, when Karens take a walk with their dogs off leash in the famous Bramble in NY’s Central Park, where it is clearly posted on signs that dogs MUST be leashed at all times, and someone like my brother (an avid birder) politely asks her to put her dog on the leash. pic.twitter.com/3YnzuATsDm
— Melody Cooper (@melodyMcooper) May 25, 2020
‘That particular act was definitely racist’ — Christian Cooper, the Black birdwatcher who was threatened by a white woman in Central Park, is speaking out about the now-viral incident pic.twitter.com/ym325mDUHb
— NowThis (@nowthisnews) May 28, 2020
— Ibram X. Kendi (@DrIbram) May 26, 2020