How a supermarket spat became a ‘hate crime’ / The media mostly assumed that Erica Thomas was a victim of 'hate' stirred up by president Trump. / 2019-07-24
‘The Hate Is Real’: Black Georgia Lawmaker Says She Was Berated at Supermarket / A black member of Georgia’s House of Representatives said she had been the target of verbal harassment and had been told “go back where you came from” at a grocery store near Atlanta on Friday. / 2019-07-21
Type of hoax:
admitted - crime never took place
Erica Thomas, a Georgia politician, said that a white man told her to 'go back where you came from'. Thomas later clarified that she could not recall if Sparkes ever told her to ‘go back’...