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Doctor quits over Michelle Obama 'monkey face' slur

A doctor who made a racist remark on Facebook about US first lady Michelle Obama has resigned from her health centre job.

In addition, the University of Colorado has said it is terminating Dr Michelle Herren's non-paid medical faculty appointment.

The Post said paediatric anaesthesiologist Dr Herren, who worked at Denver Health Medical Centre, responded to a Facebook post praising Mrs Obama with the comment: "Monkey face and poor ebonic English!!! There! I feel better and am still not racist!!! Just calling it like it is!"

Dr Herren told KMGH-TV her remarks were taken "out of context" and she did not realise the term "monkey face" was offensive.

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