“I admire a gorilla more than I admire her. (Wait, I forgot. She is a gorilla)! If she was a real First Lady, she would not have used and abused her title, by thinking that she is entitled to go on all the trips that she takes every other day. But most of all wasted all of our tax payers money. She is the worst example of a First Lady ever! (Or sorry, I meant gorilla, not First Lady)!”
The comparison of African Americans to monkeys has a long history in racist literature and actions.
Allen is not the first Georgia educator to trip themselves up on social media and suffer consequences.
Forsyth County suspended Lambert High School Principal, Gary Davison, regarding posts on Davison's personal Facebook page after posting political and religious statements that some found offensive, such as "one nation under God, not Allah."
Also earlier this year a state Department of Education official, Jeremy Spencer, resigned under pressure after he posted remarks including one about President Barack Obama that showed a photo of a lynched black man with the comment "Only one way to solve the problem, impeach and…"