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UPDATE:  The Denver Channel is now reporting that Dr. Michelle Herren, who posted “racially insensitive” remarks about First Lady Michelle Obama is not seeing patients until further notice. While the hospital that employs her initially said that they could not control private statements by employees, they have backtracked from that response.

Denverchannel.com reports:

Until further notice, Michelle Herren, MD, will not be seeing patients or providing anesthesia services at Denver Health Medical Center.”

The University of Colorado School of Medicine has also begun the process of terminating Dr. Herren’s faculty appointment.

“She has expressed values that are at odds with ours and she has compromised her ability to meet the teaching and patient care missions of the School of Medicine,” said School of Medicine Dean John J. Reilly, Jr. in a statement Thursday afternoon.

The comment has since been removed and Herren has taken down her Facebook page.

Denver Health issued a statement:

Denver Health is deeply disappointed by the remarks posted on social media by Dr. Michelle Herren against the First Lady of the United States. We are offended by the comments made by this individual, who was acting independently in her private capacity. Her views are contrary to the mission and values of Denver Health, and to our staff and patients.

Denver Health proudly serves people of all races, genders, sexual orientations, and social backgrounds – and our staff and patient population truly reflect our diverse community and nation. We are reaching out to all of our patients, employees and physicians to reinforce our culture, mission and beliefs that all individuals regardless of their race, religion, ethnicity, gender or sexual orientation are deserving of dignity and respect.”

ORIGINAL STORY:

A Colorado professor and doctor is claiming she isn’t racist after making very disturbing comments about First Lady Michelle Obama. But what’s new?

Dr. Michelle Herren, a pediatric anesthesiologist for Denver Health Medical Center and assistant professor at Colorado University’s School of Medicine, took to Facebook to bad-mouth FLOTUS.

From Complex:

On Facebook, Herren posted a picture of Michelle Obama 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!”

Herren has since deleted her post and follow-up comments, and argues that what she said was taken out of context. She also says 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,’ Complex writes.

The site continues, “Dr. 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 choose to express as private individuals.’”

Thoughts?

SOURCE: Complex

 

49 thoughts on “Pediatrician Who Made Racist Comments About Michelle Obama No Longer Seeing Patients

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  3. Ginny Kane on said:

    That is usually what they say while they are putting a rope around your neck. I am concerned how many people of color especially black and brown people she may have harmed.

  4. I wouldnt give respect by sayn her name and with dr infront of it to me she disrepected the first lady why should she b given respect.

  5. Sandra Y Devlin on said:

    Sick of all of it, everybody dumps on everybody. Donald Trump doesn’t have to do it we the people are creating the chaos. And it’s only going to get worst, were going back in time this is going to be really interesting.

  6. I am pleased with how Denver Health has finally handled this situation but it was only after so much backlash. Their original statement was: ” we cannot control the opinions our staff choose to express as private individuals” and I say again that no, you can’t control what’s in a person’s heart but you can surely hold them accountable for what they say, write and/or do in the public arena, especially when public dollars support their salaries. You have to hold people accountable for their own actions – losing more than a quarter million dollars will make her keep her racist thoughts to herself and where on this green earth has she been not to know that describing a black person as a monkey is not only offensive but surely racist too- she knew exactly was she was saying!

  7. john scales on said:

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    • Abdullah mujahid on said:

      John scales you see,this country is no far from South Africa and many countries in South America,dark people in South Africa,south America and north America still are not welcomed in predominantly white areas,but then they say it’s a free country,and you can go anywhere you like in the public business development.even in Jerusalem the Jew’s are harassing the black etrian people today,the foreign news outlets are covering it but non of the American news networks,they even Said this looks very American how blacks and whites fight about integration.go to you tube and see for yourself.

  8. Correction: “Melania.”

    Furthermore, “Melania is no classy lady.” A classy lady does not take her clothes off for all the world to see her “bathing suit.” If Michelle Obama did this, she would be called a whore, slut, tramp, not fit to be a First Lady, etc. Herron, what say you about this???

  9. Ever since Donald, Kelly Ann Conway, the Republicans, and the low-life racists rigged and stole the election; you have these evil, jealous folks like Herren feeling they are entitled to say and behave any way they please towards black and brown people. Well, they are in for a rude awakening. People are not going to tolerate their crap! First Lady Michelle is such a threat to white America! Melanie is a tramp! Michelle Obama did not pose nude!

  10. americanize on said:

    If ur black an live in the Denver area an need some type of surgery an Dr. herren comes up cancelled ur appt.She,s a suspected white supremist.

  11. Kudos to Co School of Medicine and Denver Health for separating their institutions from this “racist”! The public deserves and expects more from our “public” medical professionals!

  12. specialt757 on said:

    F**K this racist skank. She needs to be concerned about that uneducated trash that will be the country’s new first lady. Clearly she’s never heard her speak English, she sounds like she’s a mail order bride screwing her way to U.S. citizenship.

    • I wouldnt give respect by sayn her name and with dr infront of it to me she disrepected the first lady why should she b given respect.

    • Thats cold but it is what it is. I anxiously waiting what her charities and causes will. How to b slick and conivn. It was mentioned cyber bullyn will b one. Is that really a serious problem for most Americans. In appose to hunger, obesity, military families in crisis

  13. In a way I think it would be difficult to only support black business in all forms (and I would love nothing more) because to do so by saying “I’m only going to go to a black doctor and so on) is the same thing white folks did and continue to do and we call that racism.
    On the other hand, I think us spending our money and “getting back to black” should be important to us all. Even though I care little for Bob Johnson, I do think he’s right about us sharing the same interest and that interest is being treated equally and fairly. The thing about it is, not everyone black wants the same thing. It’s too many of us, Charles Barkley, Lil Wayne, Shaq and go-gobs of others who think we’ve all made and are on the same playing field and that couldn’t be further from the truth. I bet bags of skittles that each one of them has dealt with a racist clear person before because remember, they were not always rich. Rich blacks and poor or non-rich blacks are looked at differently in the eyes of the majority.
    I agree though, we need to hit these institutions & establishments where it counts. Stop patronizing them, especially the ones we clearly know only like the green in our pockets or the black on our credit cards but the not the black on our skin.

  14. S.D. Integration happened. Before that we had no choice but to support our businesses, attend churches in the neighborhood and lend support to one another. I hope we do “get back to ourselves” but that would be a difficult undertaking.

  15. If you have to defend yourself by saying “I am not a racist,” then in all likelihood, you are a racist. Here, the doctor’s verbal rant belied her defense of herself. If she feels “monkey face and poor ebonic English” for someone as well educated as our First Lady, think how lowly she must feel about those less-educated than the First Lady that come to that hospital and rely on this anesthesiologist during their medical procedures. She is one not to be trusted and should be removed from the staff of this hospital….and due diligence would be to follow where ever she goes after this.

  16. The doctor should just be ashamed of herself making racial comments like that. This woman is a professional and should display conduct that reflects this. What a disgraceful human being who should be fired by the hospital. Total unacceptable behavior.

  17. Concerned Citizen on said:

    That Dr. from Denver Health was suspended indefinitely. I am assuming without pay.
    People are pushing to get her fired. People are calling and leaving messages for her firing on the public relations line 303-436-6000. Please not only share but call as well. I called and left a message. We must hold ignorant people accountable.

  18. What have “we” said about the FLOTUS-elect? Nothing but the truth and no one has compared Mrs Trump to any kind of animal, yet she has bared her ass to the world. Dr Herren says her comments were taken out of context – no, her comparison of a beautiful black woman who has shown nothing but class, elegance, style, and intellect is how she truly feels and she is entitled to her own truth. The Denver Health’s is another example of what is happening in America. Now it’s up to us as private (money spending) individuals to stop this nonsense by talking with our FEET(walking away from companies that allow this kind of craziness to venture out where we can see it, hear it, or read about it)

    • Add this to what I said earlier.
      Denver Health says it can not control the opinions of their staff as private individuals. That is true – you can not control what is in a person’s heart but you certainly can control the consequences of what your staff feels free to say in the public arena – especially when public tax dollars pays part of her salary – oh yea there is plenty that can be done.

  19. Marilyn on said:

    It’s time for action. Get the number for Denver Health and the University of Colorado School of Medicine in Denver. Demand that this racist bigot be fired immediately. There is no way this woman can treat black patients in a professional manner. She is paid with public monies and those funds should not be used to support bigotry and hate.

  20. White people. Yes we need to boycott these businesses that are bold enough or stupid enough to allow these type of people to work for them. Money or loss there of talks louder than anything else. We must make ou voices heard and felt.

  21. Lately I have read more on so called educated bitches talking about Mrs Obama, they are so jealous they jump to Facebook , well to ugly ass holes none of you look as good and never will ,so say what you will that hoe coming to the white will never rate, keep on praising dum dum ,in the end Mrs Obama wins Looks, Clothes , Education. Put the green eye monster away

  22. joy karen on said:

    Nothing has ever been said about Melania that was not true. For example, we have all seen her ass crack but to call someone an ape or monkey is not a comparable argument. Doesn’t Dr. Saltine know that monkey’s have THIN lips, multi cored eyes, & straight brown hair. But if one shaves the straight hair off the monkey, hid skin is PUNK. Dr. Saltine Herren looks more simian than Michelle. Any Blk person who continues with Dr. Saltine Herren DOES NOT LOVE HER CHILD because this doctor showed that she hates blk people and, as a result, will make sure that your black child does not make it out alive. You’ll see. Boycott that bitch and the hospital that sustains her.

  23. Stop patronizing her and she will go away. Once their business starts to falter, they will rethink it — Ask Regions Bank. Last week a racist employee of Regions in Birmingham, AL ranted on FB and the customers was about to shut it down drawing out their money. They walked her to the door the same day.

  24. Mac Ben on said:

    Too easy… just go to a black pediatrician! Right? Black folk live in black neighborhoods, attend black churches and HBCUs…why not choose black doctors?

    • I agree Mac…..we but only need to reflect on latter days, not because of “yessa master” or “step n fetch it” but because in the era of the 50s, 60s and 70s, we supported Black businesses and those businesses flourished. How did we let ourselves become so detached from ourselves? But the more poignant question is, “when will we bet back to ourselves?!!!

  25. POS dr herren needs to be FIRED!!!! She is a pediatrician who serves a minority community.
    How can she provide the best care to this community when she harbors UGLY/RACIST
    comments such as those she made?

    herren obviously does not have these folks best interest in mind.

    WTF is wrong with the damn people–they are so out of pocket since CHUMP won the election last month!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Lynette on said:

      Education is suppose to be the key to intelligence, but some of us are still so dumb. Maybe she can get a job at Trump Hospital when she completes her studies at Trump University. Dumb a–.

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