Remember when Amy Cooper, a White woman, had her dog off the leash and Christian Cooper (no relation), a Black man, asked her to put her dog back on the leash? This was a perfectly reasonable request, and it all escalated to Ms. Cooper calling the police on Mr. Cooper and, well, it didn’t turn out as Ms. Cooper expected, did it?
Her employer, Franklin Templeton, acted swiftly.
Following our internal review of the incident in Central Park yesterday, we have made the decision to terminate the employee involved, effective immediately. We do not tolerate racism of any kind at Franklin Templeton.
— Franklin Templeton (@FTI_US) May 26, 2020
Note a key phrase here: “internal review.”
Ms. Cooper is now suing Franklin Templeton, claiming that she’s a victim of racial discrimination. If she weren’t White, Ms. Cooper claims, they would have conducted a thorough investigation rather than terminating her so quickly.
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