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.
“They need to learn to respect each other, and they need to stop all the name calling,” Holmes said.
“Ever since this new council was elected, there has been different problems. For one thing, they just can’t seem to function there in a more pleasant and peaceful manner.”
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