A Colorado University professor who works at Denver Health Medical Center, Children’s Hospital should be fired after posting a racist attack on social media.
Dr. Michelle Herren, apparently emboldened by the election of Donald Trump, thought she could get away with being racist on Facebook.
Herron posted a picture of First Lady Michelle Obama appearing to yell something along with a comment about how she “doesn’t seem to be speaking too eloquently here.”
“Thank god we can’t hear her!” Herron continued. Harvard??? That’s a place for “entitled” folks said all the liberals!”
And then Herron flew let her racist flag fly all while insisting that she isn’t a racist.
“Monkey face and poor ebonic English!!! There! I feel better and am still not racist!!! Just calling it like it is!”
Luckily, concerned citizen Joann Nieto saw the nasty racist post and notified the Colorado University Board of Regents, who will now have to investigate the post.
Herron wasn’t so proud of “calling it like it is” upon finding out. She removed the post and took down her Facebook page. Because that’s what cowards do after they get caught being hateful bigots.
Clearly, Herron did not think she would get caught. But Nieto did society a favor by bringing it to the attention of Herron’s employer.
“Hiding behind the excuse that you’re not racist, doesn’t negate the fact that you are being racist,” Nieto said. “I think you have to hold yourself to a higher standard as being a public employee, as well as being a professor in such a critical field. It stayed on there for four days until I had said something to the CU Board of Regents, and I sent an email to them. If I never would have mentioned anything to them, how much longer would that comment have been out there in the public world?”
When confronted by the media, Herron claimed that her post was “taken out of context” and proceeded to insist that she didn’t know comparing Michelle Obama to a monkey is racist.
Keep in mind, Herron is supposedly an educated person. And as many times as racists have compared the Obama family to monkeys you would think Herron would know that doing so is racist.
Furthermore, Herron should lose her job. Colorado University is a public university that serves students of all races. And with her racist attitudes, one has to wonder if Herron actually treated black patients and students fairly.
Conservatives recently started a “watch list” of professors they consider “progressive” as if being progressive is a bad thing. But it sounds like what we really need is a list of professors who are racist. Dr. Herron can be the first one on the list.
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