A 9-year-old African-American girl in the United States used homemade insect repellent water to drive away harmful invasive species, but her neighbors called the police to deal with it. Yale University came forward to praise the girl.

(The picture is taken from the official website of Yale University)

[Instant News/Comprehensive Report] Bobbi Wilson, a 9-year-old African-American girl in Caldwell, New Jersey, recently used homemade insect repellent water to try to drive away the harmful invasive species of spotted cicada, but neighbors thought The suspicious behavior was reported to the police, and Yale University specially held a ceremony to commend her efforts to expel the pests after learning of the incident.

According to the "Guardian" report, the spotted-coated wax cicada is native to China, Southeast Asia and other places. It can suck plant juice and cause harm. Wilson, who has always dreamed of becoming a scientist, used a mixture of detergent, water, and apple cider vinegar to protect the trees in his hometown. Insect repellant sprayed on tree trunks.

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A neighbor saw Wilson's behavior and was so frightened that he called the police, saying that there was a little black girl spraying things everywhere, which made the reporter feel quite frightened. After the on-duty police arrived, they stopped Wilson and questioned him. It was a misunderstanding, and the neighbor apologized to Wilson's mother afterwards.

But Rebecca Epstein, executive director of Georgetown University's Poverty and Inequality Law Center, said the incident illustrates the prejudice black girls face in the United States.

The center's 2017 survey showed that adults generally believed that black girls were less innocent and less deserving of protection than white girls.

After seeing the news, Ijeoma Opara, an assistant professor at the Yale School of Public Health, contacted Wilson's mother and invited her to take her daughter to meet with successful black female scientists. At the same time, she also asked the Wilson family to visit Yale University and accept the news. praise.

In the ceremony held on the 20th of this month, Wilson brought 27 specimens of the spotted wax cicada that he made to the Peabody Museum of Natural History at Yale University, which marked the time and place where each specimen was collected.

Lawrence Gall, director of the insect collection, is very grateful to Wilson for his donation, which is now available in the museum's digital database.