Black and white picture of a scared white woman with dark hair pulled back with some falling over her left eye.
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The Myth of White Fear

In the days since Christian Cooper was accosted by Amy Cooper and George Floyd was killed by a police officer who pressed his knee into Floyd’s neck for approximately 8 minutes while three of his colleagues watched, I keep seeing the word FEAR… White people fear black people, these and other similar incidents take place due to fear… But I must push back on this rhetoric of fear. Instead, I argue these incidents aren’t fear based at all. They are based on an…