A human resource supervisor of a United Parcel Services in Atlanta was terminated once offensive Facebook comments were exposed of her insinuating that a Black man got what he deserved after being hit by a police car.
Gwendolyn Carder shared her bigotted view in response to Timmy Patmon, a Black man, who was struck by Officer Taylor Saulters’ vehicle in Athens, GA.
“Thugs deserve it. If a family member so be it. However, I do no have any thugs in my family that I am aware of. Seems to be people of color who are the problem,” Carder wrote.
The woman’s neighbor Marshea Washington, a Kennesaw resident, was upset after learning that her neighbor made those disturbing remarks.
She made a racist statement,” Washington told WSB-TV. “It does bother me that she would generalize us and make us as if we are thugs, because I’m not raising thugs, and I’m raising three African sons.”
Social media users contacted UPS and Carder was fired from her job on Monday. She worked with the company for 25 years.
“UPS has no tolerance for hate, bigotry or prejudice. The company embraces diversity and inclusion as one of its core values. The comments Ms. Carder shared in response to WSB-TV’s story do not reflect UPS’s values or culture,” the UPS statement read.
Washington told the news station, “That was pretty bold, and now she has to deal with the consequences of it.”