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Remember that video of a white woman walking down the New York City streets and being catcalled by over 100 men? There’s one problem with it. All the white guys who catcalled her were edited out. According to Slate, “the video is a collaboration between Hollaback!, an anti-street harassment organization, and the marketing agency Rob Bliss Creative. At the end they claim the woman experienced 100 plus incidents of harassment “involving people of all backgrounds.” Since that obviously doesn’t show up in the video, Bliss addressed it in a post. He wrote, ‘we got a fair amount of white guys, but for whatever reason, a lot of what they said was in passing, or off camera’ or was ruined by a siren or other noise. The final product, he writes, ‘is not a perfect representation of everything that happened.'” So then why are you making it look like on Black and Hispanic men catcall and street harass? Do better.