Clinic worker fired over Facebook post referring to Obama as the 'N-word'

12:26 AM, Nov 8, 2012   |    comments
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STATESBORO, Ga. (WXIA) -- Once President Obama's election was secured Tuesday night, many people expressed their joy or frustration on social media.

One Facebook post quickly went viral Wednesday morning, after the poster made statements about the president, referring to him using the "N-word," followed by "God Bless the USA!"

After someone apparently admonished the woman making the original posting, she referred to the other person using the "N-word" as well.

Several emails to 11Alive News expressed concern about the posts, because the woman making the offensive statements apparently worked for a family medical practice in Statesboro. One email to 11Alive asked, "Are African Americans safe at this office? Does this young lady care for African Americans as she does all patients?"

The practice said by telephone that the woman was terminated Wednesday morning after her statements came to light.

A representative from the practice released a formal statement Wednesday afternoon regarding the incident which read in part:

Today, we were saddened to learn that one of our clinic employees used her personal Facebook account to make offensive remarks. The views she expressed were of her personal opinion and do not reflect the views of the clinic. We are giving thoughtful consideration to the matter and will take action as deemed appropriate.

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