W. Va. Reviewing Contracts With Nonprofit After Director's Racist Michelle Obama Post
West Virginia Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin announced Tuesday that state officials may reconsider contracts with Clay County Development Corporation, the nonprofit group that the Gazette-Mail reported on Sunday would allow a director who made a racist Facebook post about first lady Michelle Obama to return to her job.
The governor also announced that the state Bureau for Medical Services and Bureau of Senior Services sent a letter to the board chair of the nonprofit on Wednesday, requesting copies of affirmative action and anti-harassment plans and policies. The state is asking for “specific guarantees” that Pamela Taylor, the director who called Michelle Obama an “ape in heels,” has not discriminated against recipients of state services.