#IStandWithErica: Hashtag trends after lawmaker’s emotional account of racist supermarket encounter

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After nationwide outrage over chants of “send her back” aimed at U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., during a recent Donald Trump rally, another minority lawmaker is sharing a similar story.

In an emotional social media video, Georgia State Rep. Erica Thomas recalled being told to “go back where you came from” during a recent supermarket trip.

The pregnant woman said she had a few more than the maximum recommended items for the express lane and was called a “lazy son of a b****” by a white male customer.

Her video has been widely shared by fellow elected officials and celebrities like actress Patricia Arquette, sparking the #IStandWithErica hashtag.