West Virginia Woman Who Used Racist Slur Against Michelle Obama to Return to Work



The West Virginia official who was removed from her job for calling First Lady Michelle Obama an “ape in heels” on Facebook is headed back to work.

According to the Charleston Gazette Mail, Pamela Taylor, director of the Clay County Development Corp., a federal- and state-funded nonprofit, will return to her job on Dec. 23.

The organization—which received about $1.5 million in federal funding and another $363,000 from the state in 2014—gives services and financial assistance to elderly and low-income Clay County residents.

Taylor made national news last month when, after Donald Trump won the 2016 election, she posted to Facebook this racist slur against Obama.

Clay Mayor Bevery Whaling responded by writing that the post “made [her] day.” Whaling eventually resigned from her job as a result.

The Gazette Mail also reports that a state official sent a letter to the Clay County Development Corp. saying that it would be in danger of losing state and federal funding if there was “any discrimination of staff or the customers” it serves.

H/T Huffington Post

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