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CNN camerawoman ‘not surprised’ by racist attack

Last Updated: Friday, August 31, 2012 - 14:56

Washington: The black CNN camerawoman, who was racially targeted at the Republican National Convention, said that she is ‘not surprised’ it happened.

Patricia Carroll, 34, was pelted with peanuts on the convention floor on Tuesday by two alternate GOP delegates who said: “This is what we feed animals.”

“I hate that it happened, but I’m not surprised at all,” the New York Daily News quoted Carroll, an Alabama native, as saying.

“This is Florida, and I’m from the Deep South,” she said, adding: “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.”

According to the report, while Carroll said that the racist incident could have happened anywhere, she acknowledged she stood out at the RNC.

“There are not that many black women there,” she said. “This situation could happen to me at the Democratic convention or standing on the street corner,” Carroll added. Carroll said that what happened to her “should be a wake-up call to black people”.


First Published: Friday, August 31, 2012 - 14:56

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