A screen grab from a viral video of the confrontation between Amy Cooper and Christian Cooper (no relation) in New York’s Central Park. She stated that she wasn’t racist in her public apology after the incident. A screen grab from a viral video of the confrontation between Amy Cooper and Christian Cooper (no relation) in New York’s Central Park. She stated that she wasn’t racist in her public apology after the incident.
A screen grab from a viral video of the confrontation between Amy Cooper and Christian Cooper (no relation) in New York’s Central Park. She stated that she wasn’t racist in her public apology after the incident.
Aaina Bhargava
Opinion

Opinion

Aaina Bhargava

Why the biggest barrier to overcoming racism is ‘white fragility’

  • Have you ever told a white person that something they said sounded racist? You’ll likely get a defensive outrage in response and claims of the opposite
  • This ‘white fragility’, a term coined by author Robin DiAngelo in her bestselling book of the same title, causes untold damage to people of colour

A screen grab from a viral video of the confrontation between Amy Cooper and Christian Cooper (no relation) in New York’s Central Park. She stated that she wasn’t racist in her public apology after the incident. A screen grab from a viral video of the confrontation between Amy Cooper and Christian Cooper (no relation) in New York’s Central Park. She stated that she wasn’t racist in her public apology after the incident.
A screen grab from a viral video of the confrontation between Amy Cooper and Christian Cooper (no relation) in New York’s Central Park. She stated that she wasn’t racist in her public apology after the incident.
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