A Colorado college professor insists that she is not “racist” after calling First Lady Michelle Obama a “monkey face with poor ebonic English.”
According to Denver 7, Dr. Michelle Herren is a pediatric anesthesiologist who works at Denver Health Medical Center as well as an assistant professor at Colorado University’s School of Medicine. On Facebook, Herren posted a picture of the FLOTUS yelling and added her own caption: “Doesn’t seem to be speaking too eloquently here, thank god we can’t hear her! Harvard??? That’s a place for ‘entitled’ folks said all the liberals!” In the comments, Herren added, “Monkey face and poor ebonic English!!! There! I feel better and am still not racist!!! Just calling it like it is!”
After someone called her out for her post Herren responded saying the comments were taken “out of context,” and claims she was responding to another post which argued that it’s OK to “say whatever they want about Melania Trump, but if they do the same about Michelle Obama they’re considered racist,” according to Denver 7.
Herren, who makes $363,600 a year, will keep from her job with Denver Health, where she’s worked since late 2007. Denver Health said in a statement: “We don’t condone nor do we agree with the statements Dr. Herren made, as they are inconsistent with Denver Health’s mission and values. However, we cannot control the opinions our staff chooses to express as private individuals.”
Unfortunately, this isn’t the first time that the always classy First Lady has been the victim of racist remarks. Earlier this month, a mayor in West Virginia resigned after calling her an “ape.” Before that, a Georgia teacher aide was fired for calling her a “gorilla.”