The perils of being black in public: we are all Christian Cooper and George Floyd | Carolyn Finney

Too often, by default, black people are perceived as threats to white people’s physical safety. We need fundamental, consequential and absolute changeGeorge Floyd killing – latest US updatesSee all our George Floyd coverageIn the summer of 1997, I lived in Seattle. I worked at a temp job while preparing to start my master’s degree in the fall. I was walking to a bus stop after a day at the office, when I stepped into a pothole on the street and heard my ankle crack. Feeling lightheaded and fearing I would black out, I limped in search of a payphone, and found that… Source – Full Article https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2020/jun/03/being-black-public-spaces-outdoors-perils-christian-cooper