FLOTUS Michelle Obama has endured close to a decade of national disparagement and dehumanization by anti-black racists, Fox News pundits, and loud mouth white folks who don’t realize the internet is a public forum. Earlier this week, a racist post made by an educator for St. Mary Parish School System in Louisiana, went viral, showing a side-by-side image of Mrs. Obama and a gorilla, alluding to Harambe, the, er, now famous(?), now deceased gorilla from Cincinnati Zoo, with the accompanying text: “They shot the wrong gorilla.” Cute.
According to local news station KATC, Superintendent Leonard Armato, the long-term substitute will not be hired back. "He's no longer a part of this system, and he will not substitute in the future," Armato said. "Bottom line, he's not working for St. Mary Parish again."
By Erin White*, AFROPUNK contributor
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