Racist West Virginia official put on leave for calling Michelle Obama ‘ape in heels’

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The racist antics of Donald Trump continue to inspire people to express their hatred. Pamela Ramsey Taylor, a director at Clay County Development Corporation in West Virginia, made a disparaging Facebook post aimed at Michelle Obama.

In the racist post, Taylor wrote, “It will be refreshing to have a classy, beautiful, dignified First Lady in the White House. I’m tired of seeing a Ape in heels.” The post was then liked by the mayor of Clay, Beverly Whaling, who wrote, “Just made my day Pam” in the comments section.

The post soon went viral as Taylor’s racist views created an uproar. Although she deleted the post, Taylor was fired from her position which is a partially government-funded non-profit organization.

Now a petition has surfaced to force Whaling to be terminated from her position as mayor. Whaling attempted to remove herself from the racist aspect of the post by saying, “My comment was not intended at all. I was referring to my day being made for change in the White House. I am truly sorry for any hard feelings this may have caused. Those who know me know that I’m not in any way racist.”

But Whaling is similar to millions of Whites who don’t believe that they are racist while exhibiting racist actions. By standing with Trump considering his views on race, it’s like siding with the ideas of bigotry and hate. Until Trump makes a speech to denounce racism, his followers will have to deal with being labeled as bigots.

Since the post, Taylor has claimed that she has received death threats and plans to sue people who have called her racist. Update: Mayor Whaling resigns.

A.R. Shaw
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. Shaw's latest book, Trap History, delves into the history and global dominance of Trap music. Follow his journey on TrapHistory.Com, Twitter @arshaw and Instagram @arshaw23.





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