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Erica Thomas, a black lawmaker from Georgia, said that a white man cursed at her and told her to go back to where she came from while standing in front of her daughter. This altercation started because the man thought that she had too many items in the express checkout line at the grocery store.
The 31-year-old, who is also nine months pregnant, delivered a tearful video on her Instagram Live addressing the situation that took place. Thomas stated that the man verbally assaulted her because he thought that she had too many items for the express line. Thomas also stated she told the man that she was pregnant and that she couldn’t stand for too long and the man said he didn’t care. Thomas also addressed the issue on Twitter.
“He said, ‘I don’t care. You’re a lazy son of a b***h. You need to get the f*** out of here. Go back where you came from.” In the video, Thomas said “It hurt me so bad because everything in me just wanted to tell him who I am. But I couldn’t get anything out.”
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This is a DIRECT RESULT of #trump and his “GO BACK” rhetoric!! Don’t @ me!! He’s a #hatemonger and this is EXACTLY WHAT HE WANTS. #TeamDL#racism #trumpsamerica #maga #fucktrump #trump #thisisamerica #Repost @agirlhasnopresident with @make_repost ・・・ If you haven’t heard about this yet, check out the latest post in my stories. Know that she is nine months pregnant, her husband is away on active duty, and she had 15 items in a 10 item line at Publix and some white asshole came up on her and said these things to her, in front of her child! ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• #Repost @adriennelawrence ・・・ This is Georgia House Representative and Minority Vice Chair Erica Thomas, who happens to be 9 months pregnant. Here are a few of her accomplishments: – Georgia House Representative Dist 39 – She runs Speak Out Loud: on behalf of Foster Children – 2013 Ambassador of Peace Award – 100 Black Men of America’s Image Award – Atlanta Leading Ladies – National Action Network Action and Authority award ⚜️ This occurred in a Cobb County Publix grocery store. Publix is looking into what happened to Rep. Thomas. In the meantime, look inside yourselves and at what’s around you. Do those you keep in your company (except for coworkers) all look like you? Do they call racism “politics”? Is their first instinct to call these crocodile tears or to question Representative Thomas’s account? Be honest. Check yourself. You may be part of the problem—and that’s okay so long as you’re committed to becoming part of the solution. ✊