‘Stop! He’s Not White!’: Reporter Says His Race Saved Him During Attack at Black Lives Matter Protest
Aaron Mak, who was an intern for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, wrote that he was sent to cover protests sparked by the death of Sylville Smith as “my last assignment for the summer.”
Mak, who identifies as Chinese-American, wrote that he was assured by a source that he would be safe at the protest because “you’re a minority, too.”
That wasn’t the case for long.
“By nightfall, I was crouching behind a Chevy Suburban to avoid bullets,” Mak wrote:
Another intern, a white man who had arrived later on to take photos, huddled beside me. After the gunfire ceased, he emerged from behind the car to take more pictures while I stayed behind.
“Get your white ass out of here!” he soon heard. “You better not let me f***ing catch you!”
Mak wrote that he tried unsuccessfully to defuse the situation, and a group of men began to chase his colleague down the street: – READ MORE