Amy Cooper Sues Former Employer for Racial Discrimination

Ms. Cooper, who made the call after a man asked her to leash her dog in Central Park, says that she was discriminated against because of her race.

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Amy Cooper, Who Falsely Accused Bird-Watcher in Central Park, Has Charges Dismissed

Ms. Cooper, a white woman, called 911 on the bird-watcher in Central Park. Prosecutors asked a judge to drop the charges after she finished an education program about racial bias.

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A 2nd 911 Call: What to Know About the Amy Cooper Case

The case of a white woman who called the police on a Black bird-watcher prompted a conversation amplified by the Black Lives Matter movement.

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Amy Cooper Made 2nd 911 Call to Falsely Accuse Black Bird-Watcher

Prosecutors said Ms. Cooper called the police twice, saying she had not only been threatened but had been assaulted by a man in Central Park who had asked her to leash her dog.

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Central Park Birder Turns Clash Into Graphic Novel About Racism

The impressionistic novel from Christian Cooper features a Black teenager who looks at birds through binoculars and instead sees the faces of Black people who have been killed by the police.

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A Brief History of ‘Karen’

In 1965, it was the third-most-popular baby name in the United States. In 2018, it was the 635th — and today it’s even less popular. How did Karens fall so far?

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Amy Cooper’s 911 Call, and What’s Happened Since

The white woman who called police on a Black bird watcher in Central Park is facing charges. But not everyone agrees that’s the right course of action.

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Case Against Amy Cooper Lacks Key Element: Victim’s Cooperation

Ms. Cooper, who is white, is charged with filing a false police report after she claimed a Black bird-watcher threatened her in Central Park during a dispute over her dog.

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Amy Cooper Faces Charges After Calling Police on Black Bird Watcher

Ms. Cooper was captured on video calling the police after Christian Cooper asked her to keep her dog on a leash in Central Park.

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How 2 Lives Collided in Central Park, Rattling the Nation

The inside story of the black birder and the white woman walking her dog, whose encounter stirred wrenching conversations about racism and white privilege.

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The Head of a Hospital Grapples With Racism

As the head of a major hospital, I fought the coronavirus. As a black man, I fight racism.

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Chris Cooper Is My Brother. Here’s Why I Posted His Video.

We grew up in a family of activists. I wanted everyone to see his calm bravery.

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Why Amy Cooper’s Use of ‘African-American’ Stung

In a racist confrontation with a black bird-watcher in Central Park, her choice of words was striking.

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Amy Cooper and Christian Cooper: A Confrontation in the Park

Readers react to articles about a white dog walker who called the police about a black bird-watcher.

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Amy Cooper Leveraged Racial Power and Failed

Historically speaking, when white people are afraid, it is usually people of color who get hurt.

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Christian Cooper, That Central Park Incident and His Feelings About Her Fate

Christian Cooper is already back birding at Central Park. “I’m not excusing the racism,” he said. “But I don’t know if her life needed to be torn apart.”

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Minneapolis Police Narrative Is Challenged in Bystander Video

The initial police account of George Floyd’s death in Minneapolis did not mention that an officer’s knee pinned him to the ground. “Please, I can’t breathe,” he said.

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Amy Cooper Represents the Racism I Haven’t Missed During Quarantine

The video of a white woman threatening a black man in Central Park illustrates exactly why I’m so relieved to be spending more time inside.

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White Woman Apologizes for Calling Police on Black Man in Central Park

Video of the incident touched off intense discussions about the history of black people being falsely reported to the police.

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