Med school cuts ties with Denver doctor over racist remark

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Posted: Dec 02, 2016 7:10 PM

DENVER (AP) — A doctor who made a racist remark on Facebook about first lady Michelle Obama has resigned her job at the Denver Health Medical Center.

The University of Colorado tells the Denver Post that it's also in the process of terminating Dr. Michelle Herren's non-paid medical faculty appointment.

The Post reports Herren responded to a Facebook post praising the first lady with the comment, "Monkey face and poor ebonic English!!! There! I feel better and am still not racist!!! Just calling it like it is!"

Herren is a pediatric anesthesiologist.

She told KMGH-TV her remarks were taken "out of context" and she didn't realize the term "monkey face" was offensive.