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The black CNN camerawoman who had peanuts thrown at her at the RNC



"I hate that it happened, but I'm not surprised at all," she said today in her first comments since the incident on Tuesday. "This is Florida, and I'm from the Deep South. 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." But she said: "This situation could happen to me at the Democratic convention or standing on the street corner. Racism is a global issue." She 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've gone further than we have."

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