Georgia School Official Fired After Calling Michelle Obama a Gorilla
On Oct. 3, a Forsyth County, Georgia elementary school employee was fired after a series of racially insensitive remarks about first lady Michelle Obama surfaced online.
According to Atlanta’s WSB-TV Channel 2 News, Chestatee Elementary School paraprofessional Jane Wood Allen called Obama a gorilla in several Facebook posts. Many of Allen’s posts spread across the web prior to her deleting them. However, the Forsyth County School District was made aware of the posts and fired Allen for her racially charged statements.
In one post, Allen implied that Obama could not survive outside of the White House without the luxury afforded to her.
“This poor gorilla,” Allen wrote. “How is she going to function in the real world, by not having all of her luxurious vacations paid for anymore?”
Subsequently, the district released a statement denouncing the former employee, her actions and others of the sort.
“Jane Wood Allen has been relieved from duty. And is no longer an employee of Forsyth County Schools. Racism and discrimination are not tolerated in our school district. We are committed to ongoing staff training on the acceptance of all individuals.”