Christian Cooper Showed Us the Awesome Power of Self-Control

I come here not to condemn Amy Cooper, the white woman who called police and falsely claimed that an African American man named Christian Cooper was attacking her, but rather to praise Christian Cooper, who had done nothing more than ask her to leash her dog. The confrontation happened in New York’s Central Park, where dogs are supposed to be kept on leashes.
National media pounced on this tale of two unrelated Coopers, captured by Christian on video. The easy storyline focused on a clash between an evil racist and a blameless black victim. Christian had been out in the park bird-watching, of all things.
But there’s a far bigger message here. Our society is full of Amy Coopers. There are not many Christian Coopers.
A lesser man would have lost patience, to put it mildly, with a woman bent on racial intimidation. Amy told Christian, “I’m going to tell them there’s an African American man threat
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