Thank you for your deep dive into this. I didn’t think this would motivate an entire response article out of me but it did. Mind if I tag you in it as I pass the baton back to you? Not that you’re obliged to respond but I am now seeing this Neeson episode as a template for a stubbornly persistent trend in which white feelings matter more than Black safety.
I am angry in places but I am trying to consider your perspective as I think you too are more interested in dialogue than internet tantrums. Although it sounds like my tone came across as more tantrum-y than focused anger I really am trying to reach people and connect with a greater good.