CNN camerawoman: I’m ‘not surprised’ by peanut-throwing

August 30, 2012

The African-American CNN camerawoman who had nuts thrown at her Tuesday by two Republican National Convention attendees said in an interview on Richard Prince's Journal-isms that she is not happy the incident happened, but  is also "not surprised at all." The camerawoman, Patricia Carroll, also agreed to be named for the first time: 

"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."

Sean Sullivan has covered national politics for The Washington Post since 2012.
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