In late October, Dontee Prevost and a friend went out to the bars in downtown Eugene, as they have on a number of evenings. They stayed late, enjoying drinks and conversation before making their way home. As they walked, they ran into a white woman, a salon owner they both were acquainted with from years ago. However, she met them with anything but familiarity. Instead, she seemed filled with animosity because of the color of Prevost’s skin.
“She was belligerently drunk, and she came out [of the salon] with this mean look, just staring at me,” Prevost said. “She came up to me and ask
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