Senior exec returns to job despite racist slur

Senior exec returns to job despite racist slur

Senior exec returns to job despite racist slur The executive director who caused uproar after calling Michelle Obama an “ape in heels” is now due to get her job back by Christmas – just two months after making the shocking racist slur.

“It will be so refreshing to have a classy, beautiful, dignified First Lady in the White House," Pamela Ramsey Taylor wrote on Facebook. "I'm tired of seeing a [sic] Ape in heels."

The post soon went viral and Taylor’s non-profit employer, Clay County Development Corp, removed her from the position – now, it seems, the decision was only temporary.

According to a letter from the firm's executive director to the West Virginia Bureau of Senior Services, Taylor is scheduled to return to her old role on December 23.

However, the state bureau's commissioner, Robert Roswall, has warned the Clay agency that any discrimination from staff would jeopardize the organization’s state and federal funding, which it relies upon to provide services to elderly and low-income residents.

Both he and fellow commissioner Cynthia Beane wrote a letter to the non-profit's board requesting copies of its anti-discrimination and anti-harassment policies, as well as an explanation on how its employees have been trained.

“Please provide specific guarantees that neither Ms. Taylor, nor any other employee, has in any way conducted themselves in a discriminatory manner with any recipient, or potential recipient, receiving state services that your organization administers," said the letter.

Taylor wasn’t the only one to land herself in hot water over the Facebook post – Clay town mayor Beverly Whaling was also prompted to resign after commenting; “Just made my day Pam.”
 
4 Comments
  • Chris 2016-12-14 10:19:12 AM
    People like Donald Trump make comments like this acceptable. Oh, America!
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  • George Kralidis 2016-12-14 10:34:04 AM
    Why bother having a non-discrimination policy! Just a bunch of words on paper that really don't mean anything or are taken seriously. Re-instating Pamela Ransey Taylor is the wrong thing to do and sends the wrong message to employees and your customers.
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  • Kayt Ryan 2017-01-04 9:20:24 AM
    Shame on all of you. Particularly when an employee, at any level, is paid by tax payer dollars, zero tolerance is the only acceptable response to something so reprehensible!
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