Fast forward a few weeks after that interview, and a video surfaced of Ahmaud Arbery
being shot while jogging in Georgia. A few days after that, Amy Cooper
, a Canadian woman called the police on a Black man who was bird-watching in Central Park, after he told her that she was required to have her dog on a leash, saying, “I’m going to tell them there’s an African-American man threatening my life.” A lie. Days after that, George Floyd
was arrested in Minneapolis and publicly killed by police officers for going about his life. Black people have had neighbours snitching on them for showing up at their own home, because their neighbours just cannot fathom that they live there. And Black people have been killed for minding their own business for as long as I can remember.