Everyone’s been talking about the horrifying, is-this-seriously-happening-in-2012 incident at the convention, in which two attendees threw nuts and taunts at an African-American CNN camerawoman, telling her, “This is what we feed to the animals at the zoo.” Everyone, that is, except the camerawoman herself.
Until recently. Although she still wants to remain anonymous, she spoke to friend and journalist Jamila Bey about what happened. Her story personalizes the humiliating event, which had been recounted only in a tweet and generally confirmed by CNN.
At the Washington Post, Bey recounts her conversation with the victim of the attack, who, like most Americans who heard about it, says, “I know racism when I see it and when it’s being thrown at me.”