Cooper, the white woman who falsely called the police on a Black man in Central Park, completed five courses in a “restorative justice resolution.” As an alternative to jail time, she was required to complete racial equity education classes. She reportedly learned to appreciate different racial identities. According to CNN, the DA dropped her charge Tuesday.
It became an unavoidable change in this past year, following the death of George Floyd in police custody. The parent company Quaker Oats finally acknowledged the racial insensitivity of using minstrel show imagery to be the face of their brand.