Ms Pamela Ramsey Taylor and West Virginia’s Mayor, Ms Beverly Whaling, unequivocally have this placed on their heads and shoulders for referring to the pretty, brilliant and virtuous outgoing First Lady of the USA, Mrs Michelle Obama, as an ‘Ape in heels’ during the week.
It was indeed a racist Facebook post – by Pamela – which caused an outrage across the US.
In other words, Pamela, who is said to run a local non-profit group in Clay County, labeled Mrs Obama an ‘ape’ and we all know what it means when a White calls a Black an ape…Don’t we?
Interestingly, Ms Whaling, a mayor of the town of Clay which has a population of just 491, backed the post with a message to Pamela which reads: “Just made my day Pam.”
Might interest you all to know that Clay has no African American residents, according to the 2010 census. In Clay County as a whole, more than 98% of its 9,000 residents are said to be White.
West Virginia state, it is understood, voted for the Republican candidate, Donald Trump, in the presidential election, with 68.7% of the vote.
Already, there’s been a petition calling for both women to be sacked and it garnered more than 85,000 signatures.
By Tuesday afternoon, Mrs Whaling had submitted a letter of resignation, while the Washington Post and New York Daily News reported that Mrs Taylor was removed from her position on Monday.
Ms Whaling has already issued a written apology to news media outlets saying that her comment wasn’t intended to be racist.
It is good to know that both women have lost their positions and still issued apologies even if they are probably not sincere but just ‘crocodile’.
It’s really sad this is happening at this critical time in America’s history. Indeed a tip of the iceberg in respect of what will most likely follow suit at the commencement of the Donald Trump administration.
Since Trump was declared winner less than two weeks ago, there have been talk around town, about the true character of the average White American (now manifesting) as it concerns their thoughts about their Black compatriots over there and then foreigners, especially Blacks. Racist Trump has won and racist White citizens of the US are out flexing.
It’s a shame this is occurring, in a 21st century US.
Shame on and a huge THUMBS DOWN Ms Pamela and Ms Whaling!!! 😦