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

03.06.2020
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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 when I looked to passersby for help, no one stopped. I reached a corner and saw a young white man and woman with two kids. With tears in my eyes, I asked for their help. But like everyone else, they backed away and left me alone. Continue reading...
Zdroj: The Guardian

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