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A Georgia state legislator has returned a significant part of your viral claim that a white man said to her, “go where you came from” during a irritated argument in a supermarket checkout lane, after the man denied the encounter unfolds, the way that you described.
The episode, on the heels of a national controversy over President Trump ‘ s comments, directed at four progressive Democrats, quickly made the rounds in social media.
Several news organizations on Sunday portrayed the episode as a plausible instance of racism, even though the legislature tried to clarify the allegations.
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State Rep. Erica Thomas himself admitted in an interview with the local media on Saturday that they will remember exactly what the man, Eric Sparkes, had said to her.
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“He said, ‘you go back,” you know such words,” said Thomas on Saturday. “I don’t want to say he said, ‘go back to your country,’ or ‘go where you came from, but he made these types of references, is what I remember.”
“So, you don’t know exactly what he said?”, a reporter pressed.
Thomas replied, “no, no, definitely. But I know it was”,” because I know, I said to him, ‘go.'”
You that the record refuted the tears video Thomas posted on Facebook last Friday, in which she said she was with her little daughter in the market and had more than 10 items in the supermarket express lane.
“I have decided to go to live, because I’m very excited, because the people are really out of control with this, with this white privilege stuff,” she said. “I’m at the grocery store, and I’m in … of course, that says:” 10 items or Less.’ Yes, I have 15 points, but I’m nine months pregnant, and I can’t stand up for long, and the white man comes to me and says, ‘You lazy son of a b—h… you need to go back where you came from.'”
Thomas went on to accuse the trombone, to hatred. During the television interview on Saturday she said Sparkes “do not need to be held accountable, because people just go out and insult, because pregnant women.”
Sparkes has to forcibly make the racially-tinged comment, and in a dramatic moment, was in the middle of a TV denied the news-interview with Thomas outside of the Atlanta-area Publix store, where the first confrontation had unfolded.
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“Did I say that? It is on video?” Sparkes, Thomas asked in front of journalists. He admitted, calls Thomas a “lazy b—h,” because you had too many items to the express checkout lane, but he denied the incident had nothing to do with the breed.
Sparkes later, WSB-TV said that in spite of Thomas’ claim that he is white, he is of Cuban descent and, like Thomas, is a Democrat. Sparkes said Thomas’ allegations are politically motivated.
Fox News Louis Casiano contributed to this report.