A Black Man Bird-Watching in Central Park Asked a White Woman to Leash Her Dog. On May 25, 2020, Christian Cooper was bird-watching at The Ramble in New York City’s Central Park. A white New York City woman issued a public apology Tuesday after a video emerged on Twitter of her calling police on a black man who was birdwatching in Central Park. In May 2020, Chris Cooper was birding at The Ramble in New York City’s Central Park. Video has closed captioning. Christian Cooper, who described himself as an avid bird-watcher, was out birding between 7:30 a.m. and 8 a.m. Monday in the Ramble, a section … Tune in now for Session 2 of Birding While Black, a candid conversation with young Black birdwatchers to hear their stories of discovering birds and their unique experiences of birding while Black in America. But I've always known it. The Joys and Challenges of Birding While Black. In May 2020, Chris Cooper was birding at The Ramble in New York City’s Central Park. The second goal is to educate the birding and broader outdoor-loving community about the challenges Black birders specifically face. In his video, which has gone viral, she tells 911 operators that an "African American" man is … We can remove the first video in the list to add this one. Drew Lanham. There is a peril that Black and Brown citizens face … Amy Cooper in Central Park exposed the danger of birding while Black. A black man says he asked a white woman in Central Park to leash her dog. Drew Lanham has had a lifelong obsession with birds and describes himself as a … Edmondson’s friend J. Featuring Sheridan Alford, Brianna Amingwa, Danielle Belleny, Deja Perkins, Jason Ward, and special guest Dr. J. It was the first time ­Edmondson recognized the phenomenon “birding while Black,” the close cousin to driving, barbecuing, or sitting in Starbucks while Black. While … Clip: Season 47 | 3m 54s | Video has closed captioning. An argument between a black male bird-watcher and a white female dog owner in Central Park caught on video has created a viral uproar over the … Black birders encounter overt hatred and racism in the field and are too often the only Black person, or person of color, in a group of bird or nature enthusiasts.There is a huge need for this conversation, she says.