AT&T salesman caught using ‘N-word’ directed at South Fulton teenager

SOUTH FULTON, Ga. (CBS46) – An unprovoked racial attack was caught on camera. A man soliciting for AT&T addressed a racial slur to the teenage son of a South Fulton family.

The man was going door to door soliciting customers on Concord Loop in South Fulton.

A 16-year-old named Montrell Godley responded via the Ring camera and said he needed to talk to his dad first. But then the man pulled away and said, “Thank you for being a [racial slur].”

The man seems to use the pejorative term a second time, as he walks down the aisle.

The family is shaken and traumatized by what they saw on camera.

“I was shocked. Because this is the first time I’ve dealt with this. I didn’t expect it and I was at a loss for words,” Montrell Godley said. “It’s just something that no African American should accept.”

Montrell’s father is just as frustrated as his son.

“This stuff is unacceptable. It’s offensive. It’s painful. It’s hurtful. And it can lead to long-lasting damaging scars,” Aaron Godley said.

He wants action, immediately.

“I don’t think anyone who has that type of hatred in their heart should go out into communities and into people’s homes,” Aaron Godley said. “Somebody needs to sit down and talk to him. I would even be willing to talk to him and explain the damage you caused with the choice of words you used.

After CBS46 News contacted AT&T on Thursday evening, an official said he terminated the relationship with the provider.

AT&T released a statement saying:

“The behavior of this supplier is despicable and offensive and goes against everything we stand for as a company. We have zero tolerance for what happened today and the relationship with this supplier has been terminated.