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Confrontation Between Black Female Lawmaker, White Man Goes Viral

MABLETON, GA — An alleged confrontation between a black female metro Atlanta lawmaker and a white man in a Cobb County Publix on Friday continued escalating on Monday, as another chapter in the nation's never-ending racial dialogue again went viral over America's airwaves. The brouhaha began when state Rep. Erica Thomas, a black Democrat lawmaker from Austell, recorded a tearful, emotional Facebook Live video where she said a man called her "a lazy son of a [expletive]" and told her to "go back where she came from."

"Sir, you don't even know me," Thomas claims she said. "I'm not lazy. I'm nine months pregnant." The actual incident in question was not recorded, but Thomas recounted the alleged incident and her reaction in her Facebook Live video.

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