Colorado University professor and a pediatric anesthesiologist who works at Denver Health Medical Center, Michelle Herren, is claiming she is not racist, after making racist comments about First Lady Michelle Obama. .
On Facebook, Herren had posted a picture of Michelle Obama yelling, and added her own caption: “Doesn’t seem to be speaking too eloquently here, thank god we can’t hear her! Harvard??? That’s a place for ‘entitled’ folks said all the liberals!” .
In the comments, Herren added, “Monkey face and poor ebonic English!!! There! I feel better and am still not racist!!! Just calling it like it is!” After being called out for the posts (which she’s deleted), Herren said she’s actually not racist. .
Dr. Herren, who makes $363,600 a year, will keep her job with Denver Health. Denver Health said in a statement: “We don’t condone nor do we agree with the statements Dr. Herren made, as they are inconsistent with Denver Health’s mission and values.
However, we cannot control the opinions our staff choose to express as private individuals.”
Update She Has Been Suspended from Work!!