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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia nonprofit group has fired its director after she wrote a Facebook post referring to first lady Michelle Obama as an “ape in heels.”

Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin’s office said Tuesday that Pamela Ramsey Taylor, executive director of the Clay County Development Corp., was removed following an agreement with the nonprofit’s board of directors.

Taylor’s racist social media comments were not directly mentioned as the reason. She had been placed initially on a six-week leave that was scheduled to end last Friday.

However, the state requested “specific assurances” the nonprofit is following anti-discrimination policies and has been assured Taylor is gone as director, Tomblin spokeswoman Jessica Tice said.

The Appalachian Area Agency on Aging will manage the nonprofit daily for six months while the Clay County organization makes any changes needed for compliance as a state contractor, Tice said.

The nonprofit provides services to elderly and low-income residents in Clay County.

West Virginia’s Bureau of Senior Services and the Bureau for Medical Services have been reviewing the nonprofit’s state contracts following the furor. The state also asked for guarantees that Taylor had not discriminated against recipients of state services.

Clay Mayor Beverly Whaling was criticized for responding to Taylor’s post: “Just made my day Pam.” Whaling said later that she was referencing the change in the White House and wasn’t racist. She resigned following the backlash.

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9 thoughts on “Nonprofit Leader Who Wrote Racist Michelle Obama Post Fired

  1. Honestly on said:

    You can’t reason with cave n!@@ers. These neanderthal apes were breeding in their own p!ss and sh!t in the caves of Europe. Nothing good could ever come from a dark, dank and vile environment. They should have never been let out of those caves.

  2. It has gotten worse since Trump hijacked the election and what’s so sad about all of this is that it’s not about to end until more companies stand up and hold their employees accountable for their actions and/or words that are racist in nature in and out of the workplace.

  3. Civility has pretty much gone out of the window, and TRUMP has greatly added to the mayhem with his over the top rhetoric. Over this holiday season I can’t count the # of rude sales clerks (Even store managers) that have been RUDE as H. People that don’t say please, nor thank you (not only kids…..but also adults. Don’t hold doors when you are entering behind them. Are impatient when driving, etc. And, we have a President Elect Trump who has set a trend of being rude. So it’s going to be hard to steer our kids in the right direction with a Trump at the helm.

  4. specialt757 on said:

    Hell YEAH, that’s what I’m talking about. Getting rid of racists one post at a time. I’m glad they came to this conclusion, although she should have been fired immediately, I’ll take it.

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