Carroll said no one took the names of the attendees who threw peanuts at her Tuesday on the convention floor and told her, "This is what we feed animals." She alerted fellow camera operators, producers and CNN security. The head of the delegation — she was not certain of the state — told her the perpetrators must have been alternates, not delegates.
But Carroll, 34, said that as an Alabama native, she was not surprised. "This is Florida, and I'm from the Deep South," she said. "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." Carroll noted of the Republican convention, "There are not that many black women there."....
"I can't change these people's hearts and minds," Carroll added. "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're gone further than we have."
Thursday, August 30, 2012
CNN Victim in "How We Feed Animals" Incident Speaks Out
long running blog at the Maynard Institute got the scoop, as the CNN camerawoman who had nuts thrown at her ("That's how we feed animals") allows her name, Patricia Carroll, to come out and she also comments. So much for claims by the right that she was merely taunted as a media worker, not because of race. Another interview here (they say that's a photo of her above). Unfortunately she can't pinpoint which state delegation the two perps were sitting with. A few excerpts: