Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Jane Wood Allen Fired After Her Racist Statement, Calling Michelle Obama A 'Poor Gorilla, Who Needs A Total Makeover' & A 'Disgrace To America'

A teacher's aide in Forsyth County, Georgia, has been fired after making a racist comment about Michelle Obama on her Facebook page.

Jane Wood Allen, who worked as a 'paraprofessional' or teacher's aide at Chestatee Elementary School in Gainesville, was fired on Monday, according to the Forsyth County Schools Facebook page.

'Racism and discrimination are not tolerated in our school district. We are committed to ongoing staff training on the acceptance of all individuals,' wrote the school district.

Allen has taken down her Facebook page, but the screen grabs have already gone viral.
The Forsyth County School District confirmed Monday afternoon it fired Jane Wood Allen who worked at Chestatee Elementary School in Gainesville. "I'm actually appalled," parent Kassie.

"I'm actually appalled," parent Kassie Siver told Channel 2’s Wendy Corona.

"I'm American and I think that what she said is out of line," parent Gregory Smith said.

Parents said they were stunned when they learned about the Facebook post on Allen’s personal page that she allegedly posted saying "This poor gorilla. How is she going to function in the real world, by not having all of her luxurious vacations paid for anymore?" in reference to first lady Michelle Obama.

''It's absolutely racist," Siver said. "She's an African-American. You're comparing her to a gorilla. Two and two. There you go." 

No one from the Forsyth County School District would talk to Channel 2 Action News on camera, saying it's a personnel matter. But they did send a statement saying:

"Jane Wood Allen has been relieved from duty and is no longer an employee of Forsyth County Schools. Racism and discrimination are not tolerated in our school district. We are committed to ongoing staff training on the acceptance of all individuals."

Parents Corona spoke with say they understand freedom of speech, but say teachers have a higher standard.

"When it comes to representing a school, Chestatee Elementary, I think you need to really watch it because these kids are our future," Smith told Corona.

"If she's putting it on social media, she may be putting it in the classroom and that's not OK with me," Siver said.

Corona stopped by an address listed for Allen and knocked several times to get a comment for this story, but there was no answer.

26 comments:

  1. I believe God makes every person equal. Every etnicity are wonderful and the human race beautiful.

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    1. Spot on!! Whoever you are, may God bless your good heart..

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    2. Good for them! She is the typical racist in the South! They think they can say anything they want! Lived there 5 years - seen it over and over!

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  2. Racism start with ignorance and stupidity.

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  3. I don't think that's a picture of the Jane Wood Allen that's responsible for the horrible comments.

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    1. There are two pictures of Jane Wood Allen online and it's pretty confusing knowing which is 'correct', though I think she's the same person on both pics.. But, I have changed it to the other pic, hope this is correct now? Thanks for notifying me, I do appreciate.

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  4. It's a sad situation when we are superficial. It's pathetic when our own inner demons and insecurities haunt us to the extent that we look at the outward appearance of others to deflect we really feel about our own exterior flaws. The attack on Michelle from Jane w. Allen, is about her own personal demons. God help such diabolical behaviors!!!!!!

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  5. she ahs the nerve to suggest someone needs a makeover.Hilarious!

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  6. Jane looks like a shaved yeti. It's terrible what jealousy will bring out in people.

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  7. Michelle Obama Is a Smart Beautiful Black Women . Ms. Jane Allen that comment was not so smart for you . Now you unemployed.

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  8. I am not trying to stir trouble, but I am just a little confused about how freedom of speech works. I definitely don't agree with what Jane said. I also don't agree with what some other high profile and not so high profile people say when they openly insult others, but they don't get fired for their expressed opinions or use of derogatory adjectives or nouns on FB. Why Jane? Did I miss something? Jane just got called a "shaved Yeti" on this string of opinions. Should that person get fired? I am just REALLY confused. Thanks to anyone who can provide some enlightenment as I don't wish to be labeled "Ignorant and Stupid". I would prefer "uneducated". BUT, I am trying to get enlightenment. And, if anyone out there wants to label me as some sort of animal, I am OK with that. Thanks!

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    1. obviously you don't know American history and the oppression of black People suffer in the hands of whites.... This is not freedom of speech this is call racism

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    2. Jane’s attack on the First Lady in my opinion is foolish and not even factual; and for that reason alone she should be fired. We can NOT have foolish people teaching our young ones.
      1. The First Lady was practicing Law before her current duties so it stands to reason she could go back to practice law if she chooses to do so.
      2. The First Lady does not plan vacations free or otherwise. Visits/trips by head of states are not vacations per se; it is work to promote America’s interest around the world.
      3. All presidential spouses have taken some of the same trips so what is the basis of her point.
      Failing to check this basic info raises the question as how effective is she as a teacher. (Not a good one if she couldn’t google to verify.)
      Now to you freedom of speech as aspect of your query: Freedom of speech doesn’t allow one to scream fire in a theater if there is no fire… The person will be held liable for the injury sustained by the patrons.
      Similarly you cannot negatively impact on the Brand/Image of any organization by your actions; if you do there can be consequences, like being fired from your job.
      Jane created her own headache.

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    3. I understand oppression. I don't understand "Gorilla" and racism. But I will research it further. Thank you for the guidance.

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    4. This teacher's aide is going to join most of the disabled south getting "a check" from the government and taking " free" vacations themselves. All racist and living off the government for non-existent medical issues.

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  9. Jane should not say anything about beauty on others cause she is not a good looking lady either

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  10. Majority of them are racist...one of them just said whats in the mind of many.i dnt know when this racism will die off. Love me some Michelle she is beautiful and intelligent

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  11. You can't use Freedom Speech as an excuse to be cruel or slander. If its your opinion that's your opinion some opinions are better kept to yourself. There could be repercussions and why Jane got fired and others don't well my opinion its a matter of who you are and who you know. Michelle Obama is not a gorilla, her hair is always styled and neat and as far as vacations who's to say they didn't pay for them? I believe they both had very good careers and jobs before coming to the White house and if they didn't I'm quite sure the past presidents didn't either. But it just seems like the Obamas get ridiculed for EVERYTHING they do! its so nauseating.

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  12. Ugly as that woman is. Unreal...

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  13. It is very funny that one who really looks like a gorilla has the audacity to call another a gorilla. I guess she had not taken a look in the mirror and see frumpy and gorilla like she looks. I am glad her ugly frumpy ass was fired. It serves as a notice to others like her.

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  14. I thinks Jane do not have a lot to do in her own life but sat at home and dislike some people. How would Jane like it if the table was turned ? Watch what you said and do to people things have a way of coming back at you. It may not be now or next month. It may not be her but some one she loves. Word can hurt!!!!

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  15. Jane Wooden Allen needs to take a close look at herself before making any comments on Michelle Obama or anybody else. She is fat and wearing cheap clothes. Her new name is "Jane the Piggy". Now let's compare Michelle Obama and Jane the Piggy.

    Education:
    Michelle Obama earned law degree and was working as an attorney before she became the First Lady of the United States. She is already a very accomplished professional woman.
    Jane the Piggy works as an education aide. Judging from her job, her education level is high school diploma at the most.

    Social Standing: Michelle Obama has a class but Jane the Piggy has no class.

    Cultural matters: Michelle Obama has fine taste and wears clothes elegantly. Jane the Piggy is fat and wears ugly clothes. Her poor taste in full display.

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  16. What a hater and she works for public schools. Not surprising of the comment. Looks like the lady will need a resume make-up and expose why she doesn't have a JOB.

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  17. I am appalled at the *Mississippi Burning* mind set era that still exists in 2016 , almost 2017! I come from a family with black and white (among other nationalities) of which I am very proud of all of my background and my strong heritage from both parents, and yet it makes me sick that anyone of any color would say such about anyone! Hate should never begat hate because it never allows society to grow and progress as God intended! He made all people/skin tones of EQUAL and he said he is NO respecter of persons. We are all the same, just different skin tones. I have 2 biracial kids and grandkids who love and embrace their heritage and all the beautiful colors our family is made up of. I hope one day we can all rise above the hate and belligerent ignorance and see we are all brothers and sisters and God HATES racism which is HATE just spelled differently. I seriously hope this woman (Jane Wood) don't have any children that she can teach them the same hate that has engulfed her. What a sad person she is to have posted such and to be a teacher of children ????? Smh ! Hope she never hold *teacher* title again because she is not any kind of a teacher .... of anything good.

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