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Trent Bennett will no longer serve as a teacher at Maven High School. The racist educator who taught at the Malvern, Arkansas, school decided to spread his hatred in a Facebook post on Dec. 24.

According to KARK, Bennett went on Facebook and called the first lady, “Michelle Obummer…America’s First Chimp.” When others called him out on his post, Bennett continued by calling the first lady a “nasty chimp.” He also called President Obama, “spider monkey.” He also claimed that Obama was born in Kenya.

Following the post that went viral, members of the Malvern School District spoke out against Bennett. In a statement, members said, “[Our members] became aware of what appears to be a social media post by a district employee on his personal account that was inappropriate, insensitive, and used racially charged rhetoric. In no way are these posts reflective of the District.”

Bennett was eventually forced to resign due to the statement and admitted that his posts were “disrespectful and offensive.”

Bennett is the latest person to be fired from a position in recent months due to racist comments aimed at the Obamas.

Following the election,  Pamela Ramsey Taylor, a director at Clay County Development Corporation in West Virginia, used Facebook to vilify the first lady. Taylor wrote on Facebook, “It will be refreshing to have a classy, beautiful, dignified First Lady in the White House. I’m tired of seeing a [sic] Ape [sic] in heels.”

Taylor was initially suspended and has since been fired from her position.

Due to his racist views, Bennett is unfit to properly serve all students in an educational environment and should never be allowed to teach again.

A.R. Shaw

A.R. Shaw is an author and journalist who documents culture, politics, and entertainment. He has covered The Obama White House, the summer Olympics in London, and currently serves as Lifestyle Editor for Rolling Out magazine. Follow his journey on Twitter @arshaw and Instagram @arshaw23.