This is what people are saying about Canadian Amy Cooper who is also a Waterloo grad
The viral video of Canadian Amy Cooper calling the police on a Black man in Central Park is still the talk on social media today.
Cooper, who is from Ontario and went to school at the University of Waterloo, was fired from her job at Franklin Templeton after she was widely condemned for her racist behaviour.
Following our internal review of the incident in Central Park yesterday, we have made the decision to terminate the employee involved, effective immediately. We do not tolerate racism of any kind at Franklin Templeton.— Franklin Templeton (@FTI_US) May 26, 2020
More details keep getting revealed about Cooper, like where she adopted the Cocker Spaniel she's seen wrangling in the video and that she's since surrendered that dog back to the shelter.
Turns out Amy Cooper, the latest racist white lady in the news, is a Waterloo grad, so this seems as good a time as any to reiterate that it's a shitty look for white Canadians to treat anti-black racism as a uniquely American phenomenon.— Christina (@chrelisem) May 26, 2020
Oh yes, she's also Canadian, according to her Instagram bio before it became private, to the horror of people who were under the impression Canadians aren't capable of racism.
It makes me extra sad that Amy Cooper has Canadian connections. I know should be holding all of humanity to the same standards, but I just can't help but feel extra disappointed :(— Bjorn Lodding (@PBear1979) May 26, 2020
And before Cooper's LinkedIn page was disabled, University of Waterloo graduates were horrified to learn that Central Park Karen, as she's been dubbed, is a fellow alumni of the Ontario school.
It turns out this woman is from Canada and a graduate from the University of Waterloo. Hey, @UWaterloo is this the kind of person you produce? How embarrassing! Amy Cooper: New York Woman Calls Police on Black Man Who Asked Her to Leash Dog https://t.co/4ITMszVwcJ via @heavysan— Beautiful Day (@therudewind) May 26, 2020
A number of people have messaged the university directly to see what the school has to say about holding their students or alumni accountable when it comes to anti-Black racism.
The investment banker has since told CNN that she's "not a racist", and that her "entire life is being destroyed right now."
Amy Cooper’s “apology” lost me the moment she says “I’m not racist”. Folks, racism doesn’t work without racists. Better to say “I discovered a level of racism in myself I didn’t know was there. I have work to do.”— An Abundance of Cautionary Tale (@derricklweston) May 27, 2020
But evidently there's little pity for her in the United States, in Canada, or in the hearts of Waterloo grads.
Comic strips are now being made.
News coverage is being disected for its reporting bias.
As a journalist, it is important to accept criticism, but also to hold colleagues accountable. @cnnbrk did a poor job reporting the incident that occurred Monday between Christian Cooper and Amy Cooper.— negārit, awakener 💫 (@mielafetaw) May 26, 2020
In a live television broadcast, the story is told from Amy’s perspective. pic.twitter.com/1sg7tJKekR
Christian Cooper, the man who filmed the entire encounter, has been interviewed on various news shows.
Amy Cooper, the white woman who called police on a black man during an encounter involving her unleashed dog, has issued an apology. That man, Christian Cooper, tells CNN “while she may not consider herself a racist, that particular act was definitely racist.” pic.twitter.com/4mxakOVK5l— CNN (@CNN) May 27, 2020
And viral videos are being shared.
In one fell swoop (read: a disturbing, incriminating video), Cooper has managed to destroy the notion that all Canadians are nice, or that all university grads make educated decisions.
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