Gwendolyn Carder

A UPS employee who left a racist comment on a local news station's Facebook page was terminated after 25 years on the job.

Gwendolyn Carder wrote the racist comment under a story posted by Channel 2 Action News on its Facebook page.

Carder was among hundreds of users responding to a post about Taylor Saulters, a former Athens-Clarke County cop who ran over a fleeing suspect on Friday.

Saulters was fired on Saturday after his superiors reviewed video of the June 1st chase that ended with Saulters ramming Timmy Patmon, 23, from behind with his patrol unit.

Saulters is white and Patmon is black.

Saulters was quickly hired by a Sheriff's department in a neighboring County, and he was back at work by Monday.

Carder wrote:

"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."

Multiple Facebook users, including a neighbor of Carder's, alerted Channel 2 Action News to the racist comment.

“She made a racist statement,” Carder's neighbor Marshea Washington said. "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."

Channel 2 contacted a spokesman for United Parcel Service Inc. who confirmed that Carder no longer worked out of the UPS local center off Fulton Industrial Boulevard.

UPS released a statement to Channel 2:

"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."

"That was pretty bold, and now she has to deal with the consequences of it," Washington told Channel 2 Action News.

  • RespectSelf

    When will these people learn.... you do not have freedom of speech on your social media accounts lol. Just because most folks say the most hateful things about people EVERYDAY... doesn't mean you can say anything hateful about black folks or gays lol

  • Kanyade

    White people. SMH. Their view is so narrow and naive. Only POC's are thugs? Really? Sheesh. SHEESH. Edit: Dudette. DUDETTE.

  • mona

    Excellent ??

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    Facebook... weeding them out, one racist at a time.

  • WutizstillHERE!
  • Trey

    excellent

  • BadAss Will

    A black woman took her man..... ??

  • NYTimes#1Bestseller

    When are these racists going to learn to keep their racism to themselves? 45 has them feeling bold, however, only THEY face the consequences. Smh

  • NYTimes#1Bestseller

    Lol yep

  • Soda

    ?Don't be mad, UPS is hiring ? to replace you, Gwendolyn!

  • Ghost

    Wow! Facebook comments do it again..smh! After 25 years she's probably in late 40s..early 50s! They asked her to resign..she'll get her last check and 401k monies..maybe fed ex will hire her..lol

  • AmericanDream

    I hope releasing her racist steam was worth throwing up 25 yrs career into the trash . Proof that these clowns don’t have two brain cells to rub together . How’s the pay at Cracker Barrel?

  • WutizstillHERE!
  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    That's one of the few positive things about 45 being in the White House. More and more we see these racists getting bold & revealing themselves on social media, then losing their jobs.
    And I have zero sympathy for any of them.

  • DroneRivers

    I'm not even mad. Continue to expose yourselves! Rather have it out in the open than hiding under sheets like back in the day.

  • Phillybruh

    Be careful what you posts, unless your potus and can get away with it.

  • Phillybruh

    Not with that pension though.

  • Miss Thang

    Fat ass pasty Dennis the Menace looking slow mother fucker. Put Carder’s pic up too. I know her ass is ugly as sin.

  • ShWa

    idgaf what they think about me what they eat don't make me sh*t.

  • Connie

    How’s the pay at Cracker Barrel?
    -----------
    I see what you did there

  • PLEASEDontTellMe

    When your privilege fails you at a time you least expect it..she did not see that coming. But i'm sure she has a pension. In the meantime, not to minimize the racism factor in this story, this is a lesson for all of us. How many of us actually go back and read some of our comments and think...what if my employer or a future employer stumbled upon this comment. How would i explain. It makes me recognize that I must be careful what I post, even when I feel I'm in a safe place (i.e. the Rose Garden). I have been a member of this particular blog community for over 10 years. and there are several posts in which i have responded knee-jerk, emotionally and unthinking. We all have to re-read our comments, think twice before we hit that button.

  • Cocoa Rose

    I find it interesting that white folks make these "only POC" do these things comments. We are having an epidemic of schools shootings by white kids and instead of dealing with the issue and focusing on white male pathology they are making kids buy "back pack shields" or hiring armed school guards. We are being forced to tip toe around their pathology....

  • AmericanDream

    If you know you know

  • ShWa

    Yes say something about the shootings your kids are doing , need to focus more on that instead of worrying about us.....

  • Quitedeliteful

    I don't understand it. White Folks just can't resist a chance at exposing their racist selves -- even if it means losing their jobs... smh

  • Quitedeliteful

    LOLLOLLOL!!!!!!!!

  • Quitedeliteful

    LOLLOLLOLLOL!!!!!!!!!!!

  • ShWa

    So true, I know I have flown off the handle numerous times and need to just chill and keep scrolling and not address stupidity on social media..

  • GuestSTAR

    So she posted this sht using her government name, SMH. I post on Yahoo all the time and if I used my real name, I'd probably be dead, unemployed.

  • Pamela

    She will learn.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    So she put in 25 years in at her goodt job at UPS and threw it away to be like Trump for a few?

    I hope it was worth it.

  • RealATLPeach36

    I do too and it was FUNNNYYYYYY

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    or good benefits.
    I know she's damn near suicidal by now.

  • Kemi

    Serves her right, bringing her racism to social media. Threw away 25 years of work over ignorance/ bigotry. I heard Waffle House is hiring...

  • cherrypie

    Auntie - Can we get a post about the black man in Mesa, AZ who was arrested and beat like a dog on camera by police officers after being unarmed and not even committing a crime? And...it was the black cop who beat him the worst

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    These keyboard Thugs... Just a typing away on these social media streets .... chile will have that azz handed back to ya ... Chile ..... Now you fired ... Dummy

  • Bossy704

    The thug in this particular situation was not the person of color.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Chile .. ?

  • iWasteTime

    Stop posting using your real account with your full government.
    That goes on Facebook and on here too, when you log in with your FB or Google account. I've googled a few of you, just off you having your full name up ... lol

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Keyboard Thugs ... Be thee worst ... Cowards ... Wouldn't bit mo say this shyt in person.. . Folks is showing themselves ... Specifically on social media smh

  • Phillybruh

    She can't even get unemployment if she was fired.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    I say get off all that shyt ... Hell people plant stuff on folks all time... And it don't bit mo be true .... It's why if you google my azz you will find some lies if I ain't wrote it... Folks googling folks... Exactly why my azz will never be on there ... Nosey ... Google my disguise name. . Shid ...

  • justlooking

    Termination at 25 years, means NO retirement. I hope she invested well.

    UPS pay is VERY NICE.

  • Cannelle

    Gosh what a shame.

    So anyway, what are you having for lunch/dinner? I am thinking pizza.

  • hi-liter

    You poor, barely middle class whyte folk CANNOT do the same shyt as your ignorant rich leader. He wins and ya'll ass lose every time. Same skin, different socio-economic levels.

  • justlooking

    I cringed each hit, they walked on him like a pack of dogs.

  • Cannelle

    400 years in an entire different country, and they still haven't caught a clue.

  • Logan Roberts

    I am so sick of these hateful entitled saltines, we don't care to much about y'all assses either ?. Gwendolyn Walmart is always hiring for door greeters.

  • Roxie Moxie

    Damn! THIS is how you do it; hit 'em in the pockets! That will hurt them way worse than anything else.

  • TOO REAL

    Now your only problem is the unemployment line you sick ass racist.

  • tia

    Good...

  • Kemi

    Exactly. There’s no personal privacy as long as you’re on a social media or any public forum. Your identity is not protected from the govt. you just have to be mindful we live in America!

  • Roxie Moxie

    True to some extent. Unless you know how to change/alter your IP address, it really doesn't matter who you log in as...under an alias or not.

  • Guest©

    FB and Darwinism. At this point who doesn't know you shouldn't post anything that can be deemed negative on social media?

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Who sitting back googling folks.. . Man if folks don't miss me with that stalking shyt ... Sandra rose my Fb ????? real spit .. Done with that shyt and I know folks that have planted stories out there specifically being smeared ... Not cool man .. This was done to me.. Spying on folks and being fed some damn lies ... Chile ... Folks nosey chile. . Just like the feds SMH

  • cherrypie

    They absolutely did!! I couldnt even finish watching that shyt. Was absolutely disgusted. He wasn't even resisting and deserved not of that. Turns out black cops are just as racist as white cops. SMH

  • imright

    25 years down the drain !!!! ????? BYE BISHHH???

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Yep people will steal logins as well... Catfishing and has been done to my azz ... Smh

  • justlooking

    That feel as they got to go along to get along. It's how bullies work.

  • Karen Brady

    Well Gwendolyn, one might say your mama is the problem for breeding trash like you. I mean one might say.

  • Karen Brady

    LOL

  • Ni Ni

    I've got to read up on how to do that. Is that the purpose of having a vpn?

  • Kemi

    We are being “big brothered” everyday via communications/satellites. But there are sadistic ppl who stalk ppl on the regular with the basis to destroy and cause problems. That’s why I have few sm accounts with few ppl. Haven’t fked with fb in years.

  • Ni Ni

    Smh, some of these black cops are the worst.

  • Roxie Moxie

    Oh, the tide is turning! And I am here for it! They aren't seeing it yet, but with low birth rates, struggle genes, and the opioid addictions, they are on the downfall. And stories like these are just a byproduct of their continuation to crumble. Yay!!

  • Anunnaki

    White people being white people.

  • Phillybruh

    Its my youngest sons birthday and he wants too go to Golden Coral of all the places too go he picks them. But he's turning 9 so...lol

  • Karen Brady

    All day every day.

  • Quitedeliteful

    I'm here for it as well!!!

  • Roxie Moxie

    Don't get yourself in trouble girl!! I think that might be illegal to change your IP address? I'm not sure on the VPN though. I know extends a private network across a public one and allows users to benefit from the security as if they were on the private network. But who knows....they might know how to infiltrate that too. I just stick with the mindset that all technology can be breached and nothing is safe.

  • Phillybruh

    I have a friend who has been with them since High School makes nice money

  • Karen Brady

    THIS!

  • Roxie Moxie

    Damn! They going THAT far just to F with somebody?? This is why my circle of friends is small and I don't F with many people. I'm paranoid asf as is. lol

  • Roxie Moxie

    *doing the running man* lol

  • Ni Ni

    Oops, ain tryna be locked up ?

  • Roxie Moxie

    From one fellow Gemini to another, Happy Birthday to the little man! Just make sure you inspect the food before putting it on your plate. lol

  • Roxie Moxie

    LOL...and they're supposed to have high I.Q.s but dumb asf. lol I always laugh when I hear them say that they're smarter. LOL Nah, they just have book smarts which really means nothing at the end of say without common sense!

  • Roxie Moxie

    Girl, me neither! I remember saying something about white folk that was kinda outta line and I had to remove it or else somebody would be knocking on my door. lol

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    My circle been small... Folks just ain't shyt ... Got way too much jealous in their heart ... And no worth SMH

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    "Welcome to McDonald's. How may I help you?"
    -Gwendolyn Carder, July 2018

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    I know exactly what you mean... You on the money with this comment ... Real life shyt

  • Quitedeliteful

    LOLLOLLOL!!!!!!!

  • Karen Brady

    Let's hope.. tee heee

  • Dowoop

    These people don't learn. These private corporations are not willing to take chances with their money. Public offices (presidents, police, etc.) however don't care because we go to jail if we dont pay taxes so they still hire and keep these racist pigs employed.

  • Dowoop

    Or a black man.

  • Dowoop

    ???

  • Roxie Moxie

    You ain't neva lied!! Shit, my OWN cousin is jealous of me (at least I think so). We fell out because I called her out on it and told her she ain't gotta lie to me cuz I would love her regardless of what career path she chose or what she wanted to do with her life. But she ALWAYS had to one up me, and only call to be nosey so she could find out stuff and then come back a few days later with something bigger and better. smh

  • DaughterOfaQueen

    My girl Karma swift as hell?

  • Ni Ni

    Yeah, i remember that ?.

  • Cannelle

    Glad that you said it, not me. LOL!

  • Cannelle

    Aww. Well, I hope you all have a nice time :)

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    True.
    Being a cop is like being in a damn gang and some members feel as if they have to go above and beyond to belong.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    That's what I am screaming-nice middle class to upper middle class salary without the college debt and goodt benefits.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Folks be jealous Chile... And I be like damn.. You can have the same ... Work hard for it.. Jealous spirited people bring you down

  • Waya Hedia

    Yeah.. call them 'sardines' and that will fix the problem! Dumbass.

  • Vonn

    This is the golden post of the day. I don't trust folks. They'll be smiling in your face everyday with hate & jealousy in their heart. It's palpable.

  • SumthinSweeter

    got em'.

  • SumthinSweeter

    got em'.

  • SumthinSweeter

    got em'.

  • Alicia.Ashe

    I went there and was so disappointed, they way some were hyping it up.

  • Pnthr

    White people literally stole other people. Why do they delude themselves into believing they are upstanding law-abiding citizens? They're the biggest thugs and terrorists in the world.

  • indano

    If she's a hourly Teamster will get her job back.

  • ?Patty Kakes?

    This head line put a smile on my face untill I read a little further and seen that the cop that ran over someone was back at work the next day in another County SMH

  • ?Patty Kakes?

    Or she'll get unemployment

  • Coffee1st

    Not so fast.
    Maybe i’m putting too much into it but that wording doesn’t convince me.
    He didn’t say she no longer works for the company, he said she no longer works OUT OF UPS LOCAL CENTER OFF OF FULTON.
    “OUT OF”???? th is that???
    So did they just TRANSFER her and told her to keep her mouth shut frm now on??)
    Odd wording if you ask me.

  • WutizstillHERE!

    Yeah it won't matter depending on how old she is. Is she 45? she has 20 years left to get her pension status back up somewhere. Now if she damn near 65 then she has a problem..

  • i troll it like i see it

    Hope she wasn't counting on a retirement check to get by. Gonna be some tough times ahead scraping by on social security.

  • 88

    Cognitive Dissonance

  • Zeta Phi Beta 1920

    Good for her!

  • Solstice

    Today!! Lmbao ??

  • nick c

    Thats not how it works a person would have to get a court order subpoena to get your IP from FB or any other company like that.

  • nick c

    Correct people do not know how easy it is to track people down on FB especially when you have your full name, your current and previous jobs current city living and previous cities et cetera. If was initially a cool feature to connect with friends but now its used to troll and spam people, even try to get you in trouble at your job erase and lock up all that information. Only have 50 friends TOPS lol.

  • Roxie Moxie

    And if you're posting threatening like comments or the like (as this lady did up top), do you know how EASY it would be to find it out? As easy as getting Kim's Ks legs to open up.

    Aside from the legal and morally correct way to obtain information, I don't trust any person whose spearheaded any social media platform. They will sell your information in heartbeat so, yeah, getting a subpoena is the legal and correct way, but we all know laws; they are always broken by those with money and power.

  • Renee26

    I wonder how many meth addicts or opiod abusers are in her family

  • Renee26

    I wonder how many meth addicts or opiod abusers are in her family

  • Renee26

    Lol they used to have bomb breakfast buffets back in the day

  • Renee26

    Lol they used to have bomb breakfast buffets back in the day

  • Rayne

    Good. She didn’t want that job.

  • jujumanji

    That's one way to retire. One dumb ass way but a way regardless

  • MrsHBC

    I just love how UPS made that “thug” move on her arse! Bye Becky

  • KLove

    When are folks gonna learn to stop advertising their place of employment on FB, especially if you feel the need to make controversial statements???

  • Logan Roberts

    Did you prefer I say cracker, bytch? That's better? ?

  • Enoughsaid2020

    Good riddance! However, she will find another job.

  • Waya Hedia

    English ?

  • Chezslightlyofadacracker

    That saltine crying them salty tears

  • Chezslightlyofadacracker

    uh uh they fired her ass all da way from Kentucky

  • Chezslightlyofadacracker

    black cop gonna need a job too,but he wont be getting one in the next county over cause they gonna charge his ass

  • Chezslightlyofadacracker

    not with UPS SHE WONT

  • yvette46

    She was not fired!! It said she no longer work at that facility she was probably transferred..

  • Coffee1st

    If they did, she brought it on herself.
    But can you blame me for being skeptical....?

  • SpiceGirl

    smdh...so did FedEx hire her back?s

  • sunni_daze

    Gwen looks a little to old to start over. Bet she wished her fingers didn't do the talking.

  • cherrypie

    I REALLY hope he is charged. That video was extremely hard to watch. I'll bet you a million dollars that his wife is white.

  • Dennis Byron

    We should be outraged that the cop was given a job at a neighboring police department more than her racist post.

  • MRiGOThim

    might not have thugs but ya'll have some "unemployed" relatives now in the family...Opie Taylor lookin ass mofo :P