Racism is permanent in America - "ATLANTA - Calls for a state lawmaker to step down continue to grow following comments he made to a former state representative.
State rep. Jason Spencer (R-Woodbine) said he regrets the words he used in a Facebook exchange he had with his former legislative colleague, Democrat LaDawn Jones, who is also an 11Alive political analyst.
When Spencer posted a picture of himself at a Jefferson Davis site in south Georgia, he concluded the post by telling viewers “this is Georgia’s history.” #Dealwithit.
Jones responded: “Put your hoods and tiki torches away. We will not let you hide hate behind heritage.”
Spencer responded with: “you won’t be met with torches but something a lot more definitive. People in South Georgia are people of action, not drama...” adding that visitors from Atlanta “will go missing in the Okefenokee. Too many necks they are red around here. Don’t say I didn’t warn you about ‘em.”