Woman Fired for Using N-Word in Text Messages Allegedly Bragged She Wouldn't Lose Her Job

A South Carolina woman has lost her position within a local automotive company after allegedly using racial slurs toward a Black woman.

Meredith Little, a former official of the South Carolina Automotive Dealers Association (SCADA), was fired after TNT Martial Arts and Fitness Studio owner Tim Goodwin posted a text message conversation on Facebook that showed Little's offensive language toward his wife, Tamayah.

"I want to give that N***** B**** a piece of my mind," Little allegedly wrote in the text message.

Goodwin claimed that Little used the derogatory term again while she was picking up her daughter from the local studio.

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A South Carolina woman was fired after texts posted to Facebook showed her using the N-word to describe a Black woman. This is a stock image of a person using a cell phone. iStock

Goodwin also apparently bragged that SCADA won't care about her using offensive language because they don't "hire black people anyway."

Goodwin posted the entire ordeal on his Facebook page.

"Just had to dismiss a child from our summer camp because her mother called my wife a n*****," Goodwin wrote on Facebook.

"It would be nice to think that stuff like this doesn't happen because it's 2021 but unfortunately that's not the truth," he added, tagging SCADA in the post.

"We've come a long way but apparently we haven't come far enough."

Three hours later, SCADA made an official statement on Facebook denouncing Little's remarks.

"SCADA was made aware this morning of an incident involving one of our staff members that took place on her personal time, unrelated to anything SCADA sanctioned," the statement noted. "SCADA would like to make it clear that we in no shape or fashion will tolerate any discriminatory behavior or language. This staff member is no longer employed by SCADA or affiliated in any way by our association."

Once Goodwin learned of Little's termination, he commented "Justice served."

Facebook users responded to Goodwin's post offering apologies and expressing their outrage over Little's offensive language.

One Facebook user said, "This is beyond disgusting. Had someone said this to my children or my wife, I'm not sure I would be this civil."

Another person commented, "I'm sorry that happened to your wife and I'm sorry that she is far from the first person I know to have had an interaction like that. I'm going to share for awareness."

One commenter called Tamayah and Tim role models in their community.

"I'm really sorry you guys experienced this," the user commenter said.

"There's no excuse for this type of ignorance and hatred. You are great people making a positive impact on your community."