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Gerri Cannon said she is not a racist even though she admitted to writing a racial slur in a social media post. That ignited a fierce Facebook firestorm, which caused her to lose her job in March as a mortgage loan services officer at the $158 million MTC Federal Credit Union in Greenville, S.C.

Many users of Facebook and other social media sites called Cannon a racist and applauded MTC for firing her. Others argued her constitutional right to free speech was violated and she should not have been fired because she posted the comment on her personal time and personal Facebook site.

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