Central Park Karen, George Floyd, and Jainism

In-person session

June 4, 2020 | 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Room: Delaware River Zoom
Amy Cooper threatened a black man in NY City's Central Park by calling the police on her cell phone and falsely claiming she was being endangered by "an African American man." An officer in Minneapolis crushed the neck of an already handcuffed George Floyd with his knee until Floyd was dead. While this pair of events seem to differ in order of magnitude, they really are two sides of the exact same coin. What does that mean for the identity of our white, progressive allies for racial equality? We'll have a hardy discussion looking at these events within the context of Robin DiAngelo's watershed book White Fragility.
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