But the observant reader who goes to read the actual story she is citing, and read the whole article would see this:
"I have talked to people of different ethnicities in this city. African-Americans often say they don't want to drive around town at night because they will probably be stopped," he said. "Latino people say they have been singled out and asked questions about their immigration status simply because they are Latino."
Whether perception matches reality isn't the issue, Lee said, because people act and behave based on their perceptions.
Maybe McBride got tired and didn't read all of the article, but basically, Mr. Lee, another minority leader, is pointing out that there is a high amount of racism going on, even in Wausau.
One would think that a person who prides themselves on teaching journalism would recognize the importance of covering the whole story.