West Virginia Mayor Resigns After Co-Signing on Racist FB Post About Michelle Obama

First Lady Michelle Obama and President Barack Obama (photo via essence.com)

A petition calling for Mayor Beverly Whaling’s termination has garnered over 24,000 signatures.

article by Rachaell Davis via essence.com

UPDATE (11/15/16): West Virginia Mayor Beverly Whaling has resigned. WSAZ News reportedly received confirmation that Whaling has submitted an official resignation letter, following the fallout from her comments on a racially offensive Facebook post, in which Clay County Corporation Director Pamela Ramsey Taylor referred to First Lady Michelle Obama as “an ape in heels.”

Previous Report:

As racial tensions continue to rise across the country in the wake of Donald Trump’s presidential election victory, a disturbing incident out of West Virginia has thousands demanding action.

Clay County Development Corporation Executive Pamela Ramsey Taylor hurled words of blatant disrespect and disregard for First Lady Michelle Obama in a racist Facebook post, where she referred to FLOTUS as “an ape in heels.”

As if that wasn’t enough, Clay Mayor Beverly Whaling agreed with Taylor’s racially offensive statement, commenting on the original post, “Just made my day, Pam.”

To read full article, go to: West Virginia Mayor Criticized For Racist FB Post About Michelle Obama Essence.com

2 thoughts on “West Virginia Mayor Resigns After Co-Signing on Racist FB Post About Michelle Obama”

  1. This is sickening, but not surprising…the First Lady, myself, and many other Black women endure insults like these on a daily basis – and are told that we’re being “oversensitive” if and / or when we say anything about it.

    We always have to hear some inevitable tale from some white person who has, supposedly, gone through the EXACT same struggles – which is impossible.

  2. What hurts me is that I know that First Lady Michelle has endured this crap for awhile and I know that it hurts her and her husband’s hearts….but they keep going. May they grow old together and their wounds be healed. I love them

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