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Professor charged with hate crime after spitting on Black woman in front of her 7-year-old daughter

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In yet another example of how difficult it is to be a Black person in America just trying to sit in your car and wait for your mother, a Chicago-based professor has been charged with a felony hate crime after an alleged assault on a Black woman in front of her 7-year-old daughter.

Alberto Friedmann, 53, was arrested on Sept. 7 after allegedly spitting on and hurling racial slurs at the mother-daughter duo while they waited for the woman’s mother outside a suburban Chicago Jewel-Osco grocery store, according to the Chicago Tribune.

The incident began when Friedmann, a neuro kinesiology professor at the National University of Health Sciences, started “honking and yelling” at the woman as he sat in his Jaguar behind her car. The woman reportedly told police she heard Friedmann use a racial slur as he shouted at her to “Move your f***ing car.”

The woman signaled for Friedmann to drive around her, but he instead got out of his car to confront her. She attempted to get out of hers as well, but he pushed the door closed and then spat in her face,........

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