The first black state assemblywoman already has her work cut out for her. She needs to figure out how to get constituents to stop calling the police on black people for simply being black.
Shelia Stubbs was out campaigning in Wisconsin's 77th District when a man called the police to report a "suspicious vehicle" with passengers he believed were "waiting to buy drugs". In actuality, Stubbs was going door to door to talk to neighbors about voting while her elderly mother and eight-year-old daughter waited in the car.
Stubs told CBS News:
I felt humiliated. I felt outraged, I felt angry. I felt embarrassed.
.@Jerickaduncan speaks with Shelia Stubbs, a black Wisconsin state assemblywoman who had the police called on her a… https://t.co/yFtc2irxhg— CBS News (@CBS News)1537398245.0
Twitter felt the outrage.
@CBSNews @Jerickaduncan Nevertheless she persisted! We stand with you Sheila. #WomanPower #VoteBlueWI https://t.co/ShyLo3Xaa5— TruthSeeker (@TruthSeeker)1537405840.0
@CBSNews @Jerickaduncan I'm so sorry. That's the reason we need more Americans of color in Congress and all other… https://t.co/4lYj29R6GC— 🌊🌊Umfaster🌊🌊🇺🇸🇺🇸Real Patriot🇺🇸🇺🇸 (@🌊🌊Umfaster🌊🌊🇺🇸🇺🇸Real Patriot🇺🇸🇺🇸)1537403475.0
@CBSNews @Jerickaduncan I think people that make calls like that should be fined.— AGreatLady (@AGreatLady)1537398798.0
@CBSNews @ellievan65 @Jerickaduncan Really sorry you went through that humiliation.— Connie Lipnick (@Connie Lipnick)1537405821.0
@CBSNews @Jerickaduncan That's horrific! WTH is wrong with ppl !!— RESISTER FED-UP with BS . (@RESISTER FED-UP with BS .)1537400077.0
@CBSNews @Jerickaduncan https://t.co/sddlHpIUXn— GESS (@GESS)1537405562.0
@CBSNews @Jerickaduncan That's terrible.— Space Ghost (@Space Ghost)1537398333.0
Maybe it will take money to solve this issue.
@CBSNews @RevJJackson @Jerickaduncan There should be massive fines for this shit. Ridiculous.— 🌹 RetroBerner 🥚 (@🌹 RetroBerner 🥚)1537444633.0
Oh, and by the way, she won.
@CBSNews @Jerickaduncan But how bout her response via CBS news to the man who called 911: “I’m now your representat… https://t.co/6qS0NIMZzS— Queue (@Queue)1537403119.0
Don't forget to vote.