Michelle Herren, the Colorado doctor who called First Lady Michelle Obama “monkey face” and said that she spoke in “poor ebonic English,” has resigned from her job.
Her resignation from Denver Health Medical Center comes just a day after she was fired from her position at the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine.
via NY Daily News:
Earlier this week, Herren went on a Facebook comment rant after she read a post praising the First Lady. She posted an unflattering photo of Obama and wrote, “Doesn’t seem to be speaking too eloquently here, thank god we can’t hear her!”
Her tirade only got uglier.
“Monkey face and poor ebonic English!!! There! I feel better and am still not racist!!! Just calling it like it is!” she wrote.
In the crass comment, she also claimed that Harvard — where Obama studied law — is for “’entitled’ folks” and “all the liberals.”
Herren told Denver 7 that her comments had been taken “out of context.” She insisted she was unaware the term “monkey face” was an offensive, racially charged term.
The doctor, who had worked at the hospital for 10 years, was placed on administrative duty after news of her aggressive Facebook comments surfaced. She was not allowed to treat patients or provide anesthesia services before she formally resigned Friday.
The Denver medical school announced it would terminate Herren Thursday, after several students complained about the insensitive post.
“We’ve had several students express concern through our office of diversity,” University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine spokesman Mark Couch told the Daily News.
Dr. Herren should have been fired — not allowed to resign and keep her dignity.