CNN camerawoman 'not surprised' by racist slur at RNC
An African-American CNN camerwoman pelted with peanuts on the Republican National Convention floor Tuesday, and allegedly told "This is how we feed animals," says she is "not surprised" by the attack.
"This is Florida, and I'm from the Deep South," said Alabama-born Patricia Carroll, 34, in an interview with Richard Prince's Journal-isms. "You come to places like this" -- Tampa is hosting the RNC -- "you can count the black people on your hand. They see us doing things they don't think I should do."
Police removed the perpetrators shortly after witnesses alerted them and RNC security of the attack. It remains unclear whether the perpetrators were delegates.
“Two attendees tonight exhibited deplorable behaviour. Their conduct was inexcusable and unacceptable. This kind of behaviour will not be tolerated,” the convention said in a statement.
Carroll, who told Journal-isms "there are not that many black women here," stressed the incident could just as easily happen at a Democratic National Convention.
"This situation could happen to me at the Democratic convention or standing on the street corner. Racism is a global issue," she said.