Biracial woman, 18, in Wisconsin says white men called her N-word, set her on fire – NBC News

Cops in Madison, Wisconsin, launched a hate crime investigation after a biracial African American female stated a group of white males splashed her with lighter fluid and set her on fire.Althea Bernstein, 18, informed investigators she was stopped at a traffic light in the city at around 1 a.m. Wednesday when she heard somebody scream a racial slur through her rolled-down window, according to a cops department event report.”Shes experiencing trauma right now however, for what occurred to her, shes doing much better,” he stated, calling her a strong young woman.The family is focusing on Bernsteins health and healing. Far, no arrests have actually been made.Johnson stated Bernstein does not understand the guys and in spite of what shes sustained, she has actually forgiven them.