Re-posting Katie Anthony’s post written after a white woman in Central Park responded to the request by a birder who is black that she leash her dog. The woman told him that she was calling the police to tell them that she was being threatened by a black man.
“Hi, I’m Katie. I’m white, and this post is for other white folks. . . . This post isn’t about the video. It’s about the responses to the video. Specifically, social media responses by progressive white women that might have come from a good place, but hoo boy, do they land in the bad place.
This post is about racist anti-racism, so prevalent in the instincts that led to millions of unexamined reactions to an act of racist violence.” To read the complete essay, click here.