White Woman Calls Cops On Black Photographer During Preakness

    A white woman reportedly called the police on a credentialed black photographer while working in the press box at the Preakness Stakes horse race.

    This reported incident is one of the most recent displays of discriminating accusations toward black individuals in public and private spaces.

    Photojournalist J.M. Giordano tweeted his observation, saying, I just witnessed a young, black photog [Arturo Holmes] discriminated against in the press box. He had the proper credentials and was extremely polite asking where he could shoot. His driver’s license was demanded and the cops called. 

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    He asked to shoot on the roof and was told he couldn’t shoot anywhere in the press box. Not true. I and other photogs have been shooting on the roof all day. After he refused to show his license, which no one was required to do, police were called in.

    He continued describing what transpired: He asked to shoot on the roof and was told he couldnt shoot anywhere in the press box. Not true. I and other photogs have been shooting on the roof all day. After he refused to show his license, which no one was required to do, police were called in. They let him shoot.

    Horse breeder Teresa Genaro responded to Giordanos tweets, saying that she saw the situation differently.

    I saw a disagreement about credentials, she wrote, and what I was told was that the photographer in question had not followed proper procedures.

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    I saw a disagreement about credentials, and what I was told was that the photographer in question had not followed proper procedures

    Erin Ashey Simon is a writer, producer, host and contributor for The Shadow League. Host of Cheddar Esports and Grass Routes Podcast, a former college athlete who passes the time playing flag football. Simon has previous work experience at Cycle Media, REVOLT TV, The Wall Street Journal, and more. Originally from New Jersey, Simon graduated from the University of Kentucky.