ONN – Wesly Michel v Christopher Cukor YouTube Waiting While Black Incident: To Chris From Zennie62
My initial reaction to the unfortunate San Francisco incident between Wesly Michel and YouTube Employee Christopher Cukor was to say that it was racist.
Then I stopped to read Chris’ Medium post. And while I think it should have been a YouTube video, I have a better understanding of his point of view.
Mine is that Chris should not have been so fast to try and call 911 on a black man. But then Wesly should have at least told you who his friend was. I get that. It basically became a “jerk on jerk” situation.
You should have listened to your Son. He made me cry. He has a good heart and can see when someone is doing good. Pay attention to him. He is not contaminated by institutional racism.
After this, he never will be.
I think YouTube can play a role is making society better here – less racist. I have some ideas that I have to develop based on what I saw.
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