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White woman captured on camera vandalizing statue of the only Black member of the Lewis and Clark expedition

2021-06-12 06:40:15

White woman captured on camera vandalizing statue of the only Black member of the Lewis and Clark expedition

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Video captured a white woman vandalizing a statue of the only Black member of the famous Lewis and Clark expedition, NBC-affiliate KGW reported on Wednesday.

Video obtained by the Portland, Ore., NBC-affiliate shows an unidentified white woman using purple spray paint to deface the statue of York, which honors an enslaved member of the Lewis and Clark expedition.

In an obscenity-laced rant, the woman says that she is a victim of “prejudice against Black and Hispanic people," and says that replacing the statue of a white man with a Black man is “not unity." She also shared her personal information with a bystander who recorded the incident.

The statue of York, who was the first Black person to cross North America and reach the Pacific Coast, replaced a statue of Harvey Scott, who was the longtime editor and owner of the Oregonian newspaper, a

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