PHOTO -Left, composite sketch of unidentified black woman Storro claimed attacked her. Right, Storro's badly burned face post acid "attack." (AP Photo/Vancouver, Wash. Police Department)
News that Bethany Storro's acid attack was indeed self-inflicted is beyond disturbing. It's downright heartbreaking. And it's not just because Storro is obviously sick.
What many news reports are obscuring in the wake of confirmation that Storro's previously reported August 30, 2010 acid attack in Vancouver, Washington is indeed a hoax is the fact that it was so easy for most of the nation to believe that a black woman could so easily come up to any white woman and callously throw acid in her face.