Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Attendee at the Republican National Convention Threw Peanuts at a Black CNN Camerawoman and Yelled 'This is How We Feed Animals'

Sometime during Tuesday night's festivities at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, an attendee allegedly threw nuts at a black camerawoman working for CNN and said “This is how we feed animals” before being removed from the convention, reports Talking Points Memo. Is anyone really shocked by this? We haven't seen so many white people in one place in a very long time.

Sidebar: CNN has ackowleged the issue and "worked with convention officials to address this matter and will have no further comment.” Hmm, really?

Update, Aug. 30: The camerawoman isn't shocked, either. In an interview today, Patricia Carroll says: “This is Florida, and I'm from the deep South. You come to places like this, you can count the black people on your hand. They see us doing things they don't think I should do.” She adds: “I can't change these people's hearts and minds. No, it doesn't feel good. But I know who I am. I'm a proud black woman. A lot of black people are upset. This should be a wake-up call to black people. … People were living in euphoria for a while. People think we've gone further than we have.”

source: TPM
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