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Michelle Obama 'ape in heels' post causes outrage

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    A racist Facebook post about Michelle Obama has caused a major controversy involving a town mayor in the US state of West Virginia.

    Pamela Ramsey Taylor, who runs a local non-profit group in Clay County, referred to the first lady as an "ape".

    "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," she said.

    Local mayor Beverly Whaling responded with "just made my day Pam".

    Ms Whaling is mayor of the town of Clay, which has a population of just 491.

    It 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 white.

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    Despite the small population in the region, the controversial Facebook post spread across United States and international media outlets, and a petition calling for both women to be terminated from their positions has collected more than 85,000 signatures.

    The Washington Post and New York Daily News reported that Ms Taylor was removed from her position on Monday.

    She told local news outlet WSAZ, which first carried the story, that she acknowledged her Facebook post could be "interpreted as racist, but in no way was intended to be", and that she was expressing a personal opinion on attractiveness, not the colour of a person's skin.

    She told the news station she was considering legal action for slander against unnamed individuals.

    The Clay County Development group, of which Ms Taylor is the director, is partly funded through state and federal grants, and the group provides services to elderly and low-income residents.

    In a statement given to the Washington Post, Mayor Whaling said: "My comment was not intended to be racist at all" and apologised for the comment "getting out of hand."

    "I was referring to my day being made for change in the White House! I am truly sorry for any hard feeling this may have caused! Those who know me know that I'm not of any way racist!" she said.

    Owens Brown, director of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People West Virginia chapter, said it was "unfortunate that people still have these racist undertones".

    "Unfortunately, this is a reality that we are dealing with in America today. There's no place for these types of attitudes in our state."

    West Virginia Democratic Party Chairwoman Belinda Biafore issued an apology to Michelle Obama "on behalf of my fellow Mountaineers", referring to a nickname for inhabitants of the state.

    "West Virginia truly is better than this. These radical, hateful, and racist ideals are exactly what we at the West Virginia Democratic Party will continue to fight against," she said in a statement.

    The state voted for the Republican candidate, Donald Trump, in the presidential election, with 68.7% of the vote.

    Source: http://www.bbc.com/news/election-us-2016-37985967
     
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    libtards and their outrages, "ape in heels" is nothing compared to what some liberals are doing....
     
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    Pamela Ramsey Taylor:

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    I agree. It is perfectly normal in Trumpland. Not a day goes by dull in Trumpland.
     
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    May I post some of her most dignified pictures here ???
     
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    Feel free as long as they don't violate forum rules.
     
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    I think people are taking this too far.

    Trump is not a KKK member nor does he care about them.

    This whole "white President and we are the boss" thing is going too far now.
     
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    Look country men. We abuse our government officials and their families on daily basis don't indulge yourself and miss use social media when you are abroad. It can be difficult for you to defend.
     
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    I am afraid they do !!!
     
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    Would it warrant ape in heels comment?
     
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    Why is this a surprise? They called Obama - 'Obongo'

    She is a law grad with an education from Princeton and Harvard ffs - so of course, the racist cunts have to fall back to disgusting slurs of black people being called monkeys/gorillas to insult her.

    We'll have ppl on this forum downplaying it of course...you know why? Because most of our (ppl from the subcontinent) parents think the same...
     
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    Everything is considered normal in Trumpland.
     
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    Tbf - this isn't limited to Trump, sure he had the whole thing with the Birthers...but, the vitriol the Obama's faced pre dates Trump. A lot of the criticism has had racial overtones over the years.

    I said it in the election thread - Trump isn't the issue...it's the people he has willingly or as a by product of his win emboldened that are the issue. And then, he of course appoints someone like Steve Bannon as one his strategists.
     
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    Trump and his supporters are no doubt racist and on white supremacy stance!

    But alot of minorities American will try to wash it aside and continue support USA blindly. :enjoy:
     
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    That's because very people can look past their own self interests. Not to mention, despite ALL the flaws, the US is still a pretty freaking awesome country. You truly can start out with nothing and achieve your dreams.

    I know *some* - Bangladeshis who voted for Trump. Their reasoning - 'Hey, I'm legal and have my green card/passport - I'm set. It's new people who might have trouble coming in...what do I care?' *Some* of the Indians like the anti-muslim rhetoric...'hey, we don't like Trump that much, but we like the muslims even less....he's not saying anything against us...."

    This was the ADL - Anti Defamation League on the appointment of Bannon

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