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Person of color set ablaze by white men in Wisconsin

Person of color set ablaze by white men in Wisconsin

Person of color set ablaze by white men in Wisconsin

Person of color set ablaze by white men in Wisconsin 

The four attackers additionally considered Althea Bernstein a racial slur.

On Wednesday (June 24), a Black lady in Madison, Wisconsin apparently endured severe singeing after four white men tossed lighter liquid and a lighter at her face while she was in her vehicle. Talking with Madison 365, 18-year-old EMT Althea Bernstein said the aggressors hollered a racial slur at her before the assault.

“I was tuning in to some music at a stoplight and afterward out of nowhere I heard somebody shout the N-word extremely noisy,” she told the outlet. “I turned my head to look and someone’s tossing lighter liquid on me. And afterward they tossed a lighter at me, and my neck burst into flames and I attempted to put it out, yet I brushed it up onto my face. I got it out and afterward I simply impacted through the red light… I just felt like I expected to escape. So I passed through the red light and simply continued driving until I got to my sibling’s [home].”