She Should Have Been Fired, And She Was

26 May

The ‘call the cops on the people of color just because they’re around me’ nonsense has to stop, and the only way it will is if these racists are fired when they are exposed.  The only language racists comprehend is the language of money.

video of a woman in Central Park calling New York police on a black man who says he asked her to leash her dog has gone viral, and the woman has been fired from her job with Franklin Templeton.

The incident occurred Monday in the Ramble, a wooded area of Central Park where dogs are required to be on leashes.

Christian Cooper, who is black, said he was bird-watching in the area when he saw Amy Cooper, who is white, with her dog. Christian Cooper wrote on Facebook that the dog was going “through the plantings.” He approached the woman and asked that she leash the animal, he said.

In the video, Amy Cooper refused and called 911, telling the operator that “there is an African American man. I am in Central Park. He is recording me and threatening myself and my dog.” At one point, Cooper shouts to the operator, “Please send the cops immediately.”

The video has been viewed more than 20 million times on Twitter, shared by Christian Cooper’s sister Melody.

The video quickly drew reactions online and Amy Cooper has since apologized. Her employer, asset management firm Franklin Templeton, placed her on administrative leave before she was fired Tuesday.



Posted by on 26 May 2020 in Total Depravity


6 responses to “She Should Have Been Fired, And She Was

  1. Matthew Hamilton

    27 May 2020 at 7:07 am

    It is worrying when an employer fires an employee for actions outside of their work role and hopefully Cooper has a means of address against “asset management firm Franklin Templeton”

    You may wonder how can anybody support Cooper’s actions – I’m definitely not – but consider the implications of this. Every time a person does something that somebody else believes to be wrong (and yes, Cooper’s actions were wrong) and it is on video where “The video quickly drew reactions online” then should an employer have the right to fire an employee? What if the video mostly draws online support but also draws some online negative reaction?


    • Jim

      27 May 2020 at 8:00 am

      i – years back- would have sympathized with the idea that one action shouldn’t determine a person’s fate. but i’ve watched the video and it seems clear to me that she was calling the police in a faux panic in hopes that they would come and either arrest him, harm him, or kill him. and there’s just no way that can be tolerated. she said she isn’t a racist, but she is. she saw a black man, wanted him gone, and faked fear to make it happen. she intended death by police. not only should she lose her job, she should be charged with attempted murder. failing that, we should recognize that this kind of thing will NOT stop until there are real, serious consequences for it. and the one thing white folk hate is someone taking their money. that’s where they live, and that’s the only place that matters to them. so take that, and maybe they will learn to be decent.


      • Matthew Hamilton

        28 May 2020 at 5:39 am

        Their fate should be determined by the law, not by whether or not the company is concerned about any potential impact on their reputation. Too easy for a company to virtue signal how they are a good company (just don’t mention if they sell shoddy services, avoid paying taxes, underpay staff, or whatever)

        The issue I have here is that unless a worker is in a prominent role such as spokesperson, or their role is significantly about their community social standing such as a school principal, or their words and actions specifically relate to the work they do, then as long as they do their work the boss has no business to pay any attention to whatever the worker does outside of work hours.

        Consider, should the boss have the power to fire a worker for attending a political rally, protesting outside an abortion clinic, having an abortion, street corner preaching, protesting against nuclear energy, handing out copies of the Bible, attending a “Black Lives Matter” rally, hunting, shooting, fishing, eating meat, or whatever. Note that I included examples here from both the left and the right which some segment of society will consider as actions as bad as that of Cooper, and which somebody on social media will complain about.


        • Jim

          28 May 2020 at 8:07 am

          the LAW DOESN’T CARE.


          • Matthew Hamilton

            28 May 2020 at 9:37 am

            Agreed – and that is a problem, but not one to be solved by giving retribution power to either corporations or social media mobs because the risks in how they use or misuse retribution for whatever they deem to be the unacceptable action of that particular day. Today they lynch Cooper, tomorrow they may lynch you and I for being Christians


            • Jim

              28 May 2020 at 10:35 am