October 21st, 2010
07:53 AM ET
8 years ago

Black councilman told he should work in a cotton field

Atlanta, Georgia (CNN) - A squabble at a council meeting in a small Georgia town has caught the attention of the NAACP after a white councilman told his black counterpart that he should be working in a cotton field.

The exchange took place in a recent city council meeting near Macon, Georgia, said Larry Holmes, the president of the NAACP in Houston County.


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  1. Dale

    This should not be a shock to us this is what rupublican tea party is all about

    October 21, 2010 08:49 am at 8:49 am |
  2. vic nashville tn

    We living in Tea party era so what do expect past one year we hearing same kind of comments

    October 21, 2010 09:03 am at 9:03 am |
  3. Sherri W.W.

    Good Heavens!~We[as in EVERY thinking,caring American]have GOT to STOP this sort of thing from spreading~if we dont want to return to the unrest of the `60s~and SURELY we want to focus on better things for our country and our children!

    October 21, 2010 09:19 am at 9:19 am |
  4. Tim

    And the white guy still has a job?

    October 21, 2010 09:25 am at 9:25 am |
  5. diridi

    America, wake up...this is 21st century.......not 16th century...kick the butts...o.k...if you talk like this....

    October 21, 2010 09:30 am at 9:30 am |
  6. Squigman

    The counsel should demand resignation from the person that made this comment. And if resignation is not readily handed over, then expulsion of this person should be demanded by the local citizens. This kind of (so called leadership), is not needed. It never was needed, and it should never be accepted from anyone.

    October 21, 2010 10:12 am at 10:12 am |
  7. Klaxon McFlinderginder

    The weary old rigth-wing tactic of being racist and saying it's not racism, that it's something else. I'm surprised he didn't do part two of the usual lame right-wing tactic: to counter-accuse of being the "real" racist.

    Lame, lame, lame. And so many Americans are so gullible that they will fall for it.

    October 21, 2010 10:26 am at 10:26 am |
  8. barry

    I don't believe anything the NAACP says anymore. They have lost their creditability.

    October 21, 2010 10:43 am at 10:43 am |
  9. The Unsub

    sadly, i am not shocked

    October 21, 2010 10:55 am at 10:55 am |