From: A Reader In St. Louis [Email him]
I looked up the victim of this thug, a woman named Katherine Gonzalves, and she looks white to me. But no mention in any of the press reports.
James Fulford writes: You are not going to read a headline which says “Black Politician Attacks White Woman” even if that is the case. in 2009, the New York Times and Columbia University Spectator reported the story of a black professor punching a white woman during a racial argument in a bar on Harlem`s 125th Street—with no mention of race.
However, since the victim has come forward to make a complaint, there are several pictures of her available, and it would be more accurate to describe her as “light-skinned” rather than white. Here she is, at a press conference:
And here she is, sitting between her mother Beatriz Mamain, and her lawyer Rick Brody.
News photography sometimes makes it hard to see what actual color people are. Mr. Brody`s presence is useful as a comparison, since he`s a person of non-color.