How The Media Fueled Yet Another Racism Hoax, And Ruined The Life Of An Autistic Woman In The Process

At first, it appeared to be just another story about a white person calling the cops on a black person over the summer — a supposedly racially motivated phone call to the police that caught international attention out of hundreds of others.

Stories of police arriving to scenes across the United States to find black people committing “crimes” of barbequingsleeping in a university dorm common room or selling water bottleswere taking over the media. With each story, a white person made the phone call, and each caller was given a memorable nickname. In this case, the caller was named “Doorway Debbie.”