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Viral Video Is All Too Familiar to New Yorkers of Color

May 31, 2020 - The New York Times

The confrontation between a black bird watcher and a white woman walking her dog reminded many black residents that a diverse city can also be hostile.

Samuel Roberts, a professor at Columbia University, remembered being stopped by the police as he walked his Rottweiler along Morningside Drive after someone reported that a black man was robbing people with a dog in tow.

Tamiesha Parris Flatts, a nurse at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, recalled how once, when she was slow ...