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Florida DNC Member Resigns After Allegedly Referring to African Americans as “Colored People”

Florida DNC Member Resigns After Allegedly Referring to African Americans as “Colored People”

“I misspoke and used the term colored people when I meant people of color”

It’s a tough life, being a Democrat. A slip of the tongue (so he says) and you’re a racist who must resign from political life.

Florida Democrat National Committee member John Parker resigned Wednesday after referring to African Americans as “colored people” in January. Parker claims he meant to say “people of color”.

Once Parker’s words were made public, activists demanded his resignation. Parker apologized, but the damage was already done, so much so, that even Parker’s wife, Lisa King, chairwoman of the Duval County Democratic Executive Committee, advised Parker to resign.

King said she had never heard her husband refer to African Americans as anything else:

“Though it is painful and awkward to air this conflict publicly, I have told John from the beginning that the most appropriate course of action for him was to resign,” King told First Coast News in a written statement.

She adds, noting their time spent together over 23 years of marriage: “I have never before heard him refer to African-Americans as anything other than black or African-American. When we returned home I told him that his choice of words and statements offended people. When I spoke to others present they confirmed their concern and offense.”

Politico reports:

He later apologized for his words, but not before igniting a divisive election-year controversy that distracts from what Democrats say should be a focus on President Donald Trump’s bigotry.

The problem, local activists say, is that Parker’s remark was not simply an errant remark. Diallo-Sekou Seabrooks, an African-American who said he heard the remarks at the Burrito Gallery restaurant after a Democratic meeting, told First Coast News that Parker “freely used” the phrase, “colored people,” at the event and that he was concerned that Jacksonville would become like Atlanta, a city with a majority-black government.

“Why would you still think that ‘colored’ was cool? Because to me, it’s a Jim Crow terminology and it’s unacceptable,” Seabrooks told the station.

Parker denied the accusations. Politico ctd:

Parker denied those and other claims that have become the subject of local and state Democratic Party complaints lodged against him — that he spoke pejoratively of the aftermath of integration that evening, and on other occasions called a woman the “mayor’s mammy” and allegedly referred to the local Working People Caucus as the “Poor Black People Working Caucus.”

“I misspoke and used the term colored people when I meant people of color,” Parker told POLITICO on Feb. 13, when first asked about his remark. But he said any other claims that he used racially insensitive remarks “did not happen.”


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BrokeGopher | April 4, 2018 at 7:36 pm

Someone remind me what the CP in NAACP stands for?

    The Friendly Grizzly in reply to BrokeGopher. | April 4, 2018 at 7:47 pm

    “Causing Problems”.

    Mr. Gopher, as Rush says, it’s not the national association of colored people, it’s the national association of liberal colored people.

    To be more precise, the lefty whackos make the rules….which change without notice.

The schadenfreude is priceless!

What sane person would ever be able to define the difference between “colored people” and “people of color?”……therein lies the difference between democrats and sane people.

    n.n in reply to bear. | April 4, 2018 at 8:22 pm

    Black hole vs black whore… there’s political, financial, and, apparently, social profit in promoting and pandering to prejudice. Don’t be a diversitist or indulge in “color” judgments.

God is really testing my ability to handle schadenfreude today!

An intentional changing of names to discriminate who is a follower in the movement versus those outside of it. We have the Negro College Fund, the NAACP, Black Heritage month, and a general African American term. How and where one uses the term is all that counts to prove loyalty and being down for the struggle. Absolute obedience is required and the mantras precisely recited.

…controversy that distracts from what Democrats say should be a focus on President Donald Trump’s bigotry.

As opposed to focusing on their own bigotry. Right?

MaggotAtBroadAndWall | April 4, 2018 at 8:03 pm

Wannabe petty tyrants just looking for a reason to exert control over how we think and speak. He should have refused to resign. Give them an inch and they take a mile.

Pretty soon we won’t be allowed to talk or write for fear of anything said or written being offensive and therefore worthy of putting you out of a job.

It is reasons like this which show the dangers of PC and the out of control rage that disengaged people now have for the slightest thing that “offends” them.

If you talk to a group of 10 people, you are sure to offend someone in some manner or form. How can you have a society where any one person offended means you get ostracized? The disconnect from true interaction, and therefore any progress toward a peaceful and meaningful society is becoming frightening.

We are all colored and colorful people (and sometimes clumps of cells). It’s unfortunate that African-Americans, Asian-Americans, European-Americans, whatever, are labeled as half-breeds, not quite Americans, ever, by forward thinking people. In the spirit of diversity, this is a liberal (i.e. divergent) form of bigotry (i.e. sanctimonious hypocrisy) that engenders progressive (i.e. monotonic, generational) prejudice.

    InEssence in reply to n.n. | April 4, 2018 at 9:08 pm

    Half breed is the new pure blood. In America, most people can’t figure out who they are with a DNA test. They are likely to be a mix of 6 or 7 cultures.

Never said anything except black. Never will.

What a horrible wife! Totally threw her husband under the bus.

Surprising that he wasn’t offered the Leftist version of the re-education camp: Diversity Training. You can go home each night, but you are re-taught how to think “correctly”.

If I’m going to be accused of racism anyway, I’ll probably just refer to them with one of the old classics.


Or not.

I keep seeing smug Marxists stumble into 2nd purges. Good times.

You know if we were evil we could kind of help things along just saying

Not that I don’t like seeing Dems resign, but…”people of color” and “colored people” mean exactly the same thing. What’s the fuss?

. “… The reason “colored people” is offensive without being a term of abuse is that it reminds many people of times when we were, whatever we were being called, abused.”
John McWhorter

Still kind of pisses me off. I’m hardly without color. I’m not white like paper, Like an albino. I’m a light brown. And I want respect.

Who put these guys in charge of deciding who rates as a person of color anyway?

It’s othering marginalizing dehumanizing, Mr Dean of College, Sir. You’re just blind to it because of your color privilege.

SpaceInvader | April 5, 2018 at 5:04 am

These days just having light skin is considered racist.

Here’s my question and I happen to be black:
How does the innocent use of the term “colored people,” or even the intentional use of the ‘N’ word by a white person negatively impact a single black life today in 21st century America?

    4th armored div in reply to Patriette. | April 5, 2018 at 12:36 pm

    you are a wise person, not to allow how others refer to you (or me for that matter in a different sense).

    you are the one who controls your own sense of person hood.


Why can’t they be called “Americans” or is that too terribly racist as well?

The bottom line is that you do not have the right to dictate to other people what they shall call you. If you prefer to be addressed in a specific way you can politely request people to do so, but they are under no obligation to do so. You have the right to be offended at actual slurs, but not at legitimate terms for what you are that happen not to suit your preference. And that applies to race, gender, ethnicity, and everything else.

So, for instance, “Chink” is offensive, but the modern preference for “Chinese” over “Chinaman” is a pure whim, which nobody needs take any notice of if they don’t like to. If I wish to say “Grecian” rather than “Greek”, or “Oriental” rather than “Asian”, I have every right to do so. Besides which, “Asian” is confusing because in US English it means people from the Far East, while in UK English it means people from the Subcontinent. Oh, and yes, I will use Eurocentric terms like “Near East”, “Middle East”, and “Far East”, and I deny your right to take offense at them. F*ck that fraud Edward Said and the camel he rode in on.

    Arminius in reply to Milhouse. | April 5, 2018 at 3:49 pm

    I’m so very tired of it. When I was in the Navy I was told that you can’t use certain words. How exactly am I supposed to avoid using the term “chink” when talking about armor? I can search for flip chart paper and find it at Office Depot. Of course, they call them easel pads now because I guess they’ve gotten the memo that flip chart is disrespectful to Filipinos.

    I’ve got Pinoys in my family. Not one has taken offense to the term flip chart.

    Dr. Jordan Peterson of the University of Toronto has spoken eloquently of his determination to go to prison before using compelled speech.

    The issue came up because of a Canadian bill to force people to address people by their preferred pronouns. His critics said he was making a mountain out of a mole hill. You would never be sent to jail for “misgendering,” they said.

    “What if I don’t pay the fine,” Peterson said. It turned out the law worked exactly like Peterson said it would.

    “The Mark Steyn Show with Jordan Peterson”

      CleanTowelie in reply to Arminius. | April 6, 2018 at 7:18 pm

      What Trudeau is doing is criminalizing speech and he’s using weasel phrases and words to do it. Useful idiots are claiming the law won’t criminalize speech but it ABSOLUTELY will. The Liberals have taken my country down a very bad, stupid, moronic path. I just hope we can reverse it in time. We have to make him – and that chooch Obama for that matter – a distant, forgotten memory. They don’t speak for progress or enlightened views. They just cynically spew vapid narratives.

    JusticeDelivered in reply to Milhouse. | April 8, 2018 at 9:41 am

    I have allergies, and received desensitization shots for many years. When I became adult, and was going to have to pay for them myself, I figured out that I could desensitise myself with controlled exposure.
    I think it is time that we start desensitising all the PC crap with controlled exposure to words which are technically correct which they find offensive. Rub their noses in it until get rid of those big chips on their shoulder.
    We need to make it clear that respect is earned.

“Why can’t they be called “Americans”

Because that would not be inclusive of Marxists. They are very sensitive, when they are not firebombing American institutions and ambushing people over the head with bicycle locks.

From behind too. What a coward. Is that guy still alive, I had forgotten about him. I hope his world is still burning.

“How does the innocent use of the term “colored people,” or even the intentional use of the ‘N’ word by a white person negatively impact a single black life today in 21st century America?”

Well, I’ve been slimed as a racist sexist homophobic for the last 20 years. I’d like to tell you it just rolls off my back, but the truth is it really did affect me in good and bad ways.

Good: I started self-checking for unconscious bias. Every decision, did I deny her application because she’s a woman or because she has poor leadership skills? Etc

Bad: the unfairness of it day after day after day eventually turned me into a Frankenstein monster. The Usual Suspects here will jump me, but my hatred for those people and my desire for Revenge has grown so strong that I could kill them without any remorse. The only reason I have it is because I know I can’t get away with it.

I agree with you that the innocent use of a word term like colored people that has just recently left standard use is understandable.

The racial slur on the other hand, I would assume is as soul-crushing as racist sexist homophobic. If not more.

Ironically, the left lectures us about hate speech behind a huge blind spot. I have liberal friends who would cut their tongue out if they accidentally said the n-word, but routinely use ethnic slurs like redneck and wetback without a second thought.

So long as “marginalized” people seek power through victim hood claiming offense by certain terminology, white folks like Mr. Parker will suffer the PC woodshed.

David Howard, a white DC agency director, was forced to resign because the perpetually offended objected to his quite contextually correct usage of the word “niggardly.” Howard paid the price for the ignorance of others with their own agenda.

    Patriette in reply to Redneck Law. | April 5, 2018 at 1:47 pm

    A Maryland teacher in 2015 was beaten up and bloodied for using the word ‘niggardly,’ which is not a slur! The word niggardly happens to be a noun and is descriptive of someone who is stingy. Shame these people have to pay the price for having done absolutely nothing wrong.
    While some might consider the terms, ‘Redneck,’ ‘Colored People,’ ‘Oriental,’ etc., offensive, at the end of the day these words do not negatively impact the offended one iota. Responsible, successful and the not easily offended people, don’t have the time of day or energy to waste on such nonsense.
    Sadly, these people are a minority.

    Arminius in reply to Redneck Law. | April 5, 2018 at 5:12 pm

    The word niggardly probably derives from the Old Norse hnoggr, which means miserly. And if you’re familiar with the history of Britain, then you know about the Danelaw. Which is probably how we got it.

    It has absolutely no relationship to the racist slur. It existed for at least a couple of centuries before Englishmen saw a black person.

    My fervent belief is that it’s important to use words properly, and forcefully. I say that, to offer one example, because it has gone out of style to use the word alien to describe foreigners. But that’s exactly what the word alien means.

    It is derived from the Latin alienus, which is in turn derived from the Greek allos. Meaning “Not from here.”

    It’s important to use the word alien. It’s the proper legal term unless you are talking about someone present in the United States on an immigrant visa. For example.

    And I refuse to give ground to the illegal alien advocates. They want me to use the term “undocumented immigrant.”

    Excuse me? If foreign nationals who bothered to jump through the hoops to come here on non-immigrant student or business visas aren’t immigrants, why should I dignify the presence of border violators or visa overstays with the appellation “immigrant.”

    Second, and this would be funny if it didn’t hurt so many actual Americans, they’re not undocumented. They’re plenty documented. The documents are just fraudulent. Which means that every time an illegal fills out an I9 form they’re committing two felonies. Perjury, for signing that they are legally eligible to work in this country. But also document fraud for presenting counterfeit documents to back up that lie.

    Then there’s the identity theft. A lot of people are amazed to find out that they owe the IRS or credit card companies, or they have a criminal record, because someone has been using their SSN.

    No, not immigrants. Others have earned that status, but not illegals. So I won’t use the words the America-haters want me to use.

The Left always ends up eating their own.

So, when does NAACP become NAoPoC?

Dejectedhead | April 5, 2018 at 11:26 am

This made me laugh out loud. I didn’t even read the article. The title was pure gold.

I mean metal of value.

Fen, read the statement again. It actually does make sense. Or better yet, read this article by John McWhorter who explains the difference between the two terms:

Fen, read the statement again. It actually does make sense. Or better yet, read this article by John McWhorter who explains the difference between the two terms:

Fen, read the statement again. It actually does make sense. Or better yet, read this article by John McWhorter who explains the difference between the two terms:

Things were so much simpler when there were only four racial designations; Caucasian, Negro, Asiatic and Other. These were largely dependent upon facial structure, followed by skin cast and then lesser common physical traits. Some anthropologists, leaned more heavily to the degree of skin pigmentation and they added American Indian and Malaysian to the classification spectrum.

In the 19th Century, politics entered into this and, largely due to colonialism and the slavery of certain groups, skin color became important for the purposes of law and social standing than facial physiognomy and the racial designations began to began to be reflect that changing to; White, Black, Yellow, Red, and Brown. Without the physiognometric designators, these designations became rather imprecise. But, in the late 20th Century, they rose to extreme prominence. We are all familiar with Al Sharpton questioning whether Barack Obama was “Black enough” to represent African-Americans. It has created a situation where people are simply making up their own terms for themselves and others. And, worse, these terms keep changing. For Negroes in the US, it was Colored in the 1940s & 50s, Negro in the 1960’s, Black in the 70s and 80s, African-American in the 1990s, then back to Black and now “people of color” is being introduced, probably to extend the parameters of the group to include other minorities. No one can keep up with the changes. And, that is only one racial/ethnic group. Latinos are now composed of about 10-15 groups which self identify as Cuban-American, Mexican-American, Puerto Rican, Argentinian, etc., all of whom consider themselves to be different from other Latino sub-groupings. It is identity politics at its worst and it is all insane. It is even more insane, if that is possible, to castigate someone for not using the current moniker favored by the racial or ethnic sub-group.

    Mac45 in reply to Mac45. | April 5, 2018 at 2:16 pm

    What this was really all about is that this man was concerned that Blacks and other minorities would become the majority in Jacksonville and that this would radically change that city for the worse. I have no idea what he might have been basing that on. Just look at Detroit, Baltimore and other cities.

I’m black and i actually agree with Parker and would feel the same if I lived in Jacksonville. The African American political class destroys every city they get elected to. Let’s be clear: Under the umbrella of African Americans, there are two groups: 1) black Americans and 2) ghetto class African Americans. Black Americans… tending to reject the African-American label, by and large, see themselves as just plain old Americans who happen to be black… are a small but responsible, productive, contributing, upwardly-mobile, law-abiding and hard working people. The African American ghetto class… who embrace the Af Am label… are an utterly destructive subculture within the Af Am community, largely responsible for the violence, chaos, dysfunction and anti-social behavior that is so pervasive in their own communities and in society at large.

All of us, white or black, must be clear when identifying one subgroup from the other, as these two groups are as different from the other as night and day.

    Arminius in reply to Patriette. | April 5, 2018 at 5:53 pm

    “…The African American political class destroys every city they get elected to…”

    It’s not a black thing. It’s leftism. The rats would do the same thing to me.

    “…Under the umbrella of African Americans, there are two groups: 1) black Americans and 2) ghetto class African Americans. Black Americans… tending to reject the African-American label, by and large, see themselves as just plain old Americans who happen to be black… are a small but responsible, productive, contributing, upwardly-mobile, law-abiding and hard working people…”

    I have known a lot of brave, productive, and intelligent black people. Your self-professed leaders don’t give you all a bad name. As much as they try.

    I’m so sorry I felt the need to say that.

    Search on Petty Officer Second Class Mark Aaron Mayo, one of my personal heroes.

    Maybe you can help me out, being a person of pigment. Leftists aren’t your friends. In fact, they don’t live like they tell black people to live. Ghetto is great. But they know that the keys to success are to graduate from high school, get a job, and don’t have kids before you’re married. I don’t know what’s wrong with them, that they don’t share this knowledge. Instead they busy themselves telling the world that I’m judgemental because I’ll share that knowledge.

    I worked on the Broden campaign here in Dallas.

    It really bothers me that, according to at least one survey, on average a white woman 35-45 has a net worth of $45k. A black woman has a net worth of $5. So she’s one happy meal away from starvation.

    And this is how the pols want it! If you only have $5 to your name they can buy your vote for a slice of pizza and a can of Coke.

    So I hit the pavement and knocked on doors. This was shortly after it was found out that Eddie Bernice Johnson was raiding the CBC slush fund to send her grandkids and her staffers’ kids to college. I thought, this will be easy. The people of Oak Cliff have got to be tired of this.

    No. When I knocked on doors it was like the Klan had come to call. “What’s this white devil trying to trick me into now?”

    Is there any way I can fix that problem? Because I’m not the enemy. But as of now I don’t openly support black politicians because I’m sure I’ll do more harm than good.

      Patriette in reply to Arminius. | April 5, 2018 at 7:17 pm

      I agree with you, Arminius… “It’s not a black thing, it’s leftism.” The African American political class is steeped in leftism. I didn’t think there was a need to point that out, as it is a given.

      I will say this though… African Americans are not a monolithic group and there IS diversity among us. But in the political realm, unfortunately there is very little diversity and African-Americans, regardless of how they label themselves, i.e., black or African American, tend to herd-vote and are a one-party group.

      The African American political class heavily identify as African Americans as well, and it is this POLITICAL class that perpetuate the African American GHETTO class, keeping them divided from the rest of America, riled up, forever dependent, needy and unaccountable for their irresponsible choices in life. These choices not only impact decent, responsible and productive blacks, but also contributes to negative impressions toward blacks from non-blacks.

        Patriette in reply to Patriette. | April 5, 2018 at 7:24 pm

        “… Leftists aren’t your friends…”
        Arminius, I don’t know what makes you think I’m on board with leftism. I am a Constitutional Conservative and love living in America, albeit it is a very different country from when I was growing up.

          Arminius in reply to Patriette. | April 5, 2018 at 9:21 pm

          Of course you’re not onboard with leftism. That’s the furthest thing from my mind. Well, one of the furthest things from my mind. I can’t think of the rest because they’re unthinkable.

          I know blacks aren’t monolithic. I had good and bad superior officers that I served under. Some were black.

          Notice how I’m not picking anyone out for placement in either category.

          You know there’s a better way. I was asking you for advice that I can use to convince others not of my color that there’s a better way. Black people do vote overwhelmingly for Democrats. And I think we all deserve better. I want better for everyone.

          Maybe I do come across as a Klansman. I’m not, but what can I do?

          Arminius in reply to Patriette. | April 5, 2018 at 9:36 pm

          I’m not trying to hurt your feelings or insult you in any way. I was trying to engage you in conversation. As I said, I don’t visibly support black politicians because I am convinced I do more harm than good. I thank you for expressing yourself. I think you helped validate my impression. I wasn’t afraid to go into Oak Cliff, or earlier parts of Oakland when I was growing up in the SF Bay Area, precisely because I know good people live there. The central point to conservatism is that people deserve to be treated as individuals.

          Actually, as an aside to the days I spent working for the Broden campaign, I found it funny. The people I met in Oak Cliff didn’t know what to make of me. So I never felt afraid because a white guy in their neighborhood was and is an extreme rarity. Maybe they thought I was crazy. But even the baddies let me be.

          How can I do better?

          Arminius in reply to Patriette. | April 5, 2018 at 9:54 pm

          One of the black Captains I served under, who is a raging liberal, described to me the siege mentality that black leaders infect their underlings with on a daily basis. And, no, I don’t mean underlings in any way to be racially disparaging. All races have had their underlings. When I say think for yourselves, I don’t mean agree with me. If I wanted you, anyone, to agree with me that wouldn’t be thinking for yourself, would it? The herd mentality is a common human feature.

          We see it today in Sacramento.

          I’m regret that I may continue to anger you.

          Patriette in reply to Patriette. | April 5, 2018 at 10:29 pm

          You have not insulted me, hurt my feelings or caused me to be angry in any way, Arminius. My response was solely for your clarification. Sometimes writing out one’s thoughts get misconstrued because one’s wording isn’t clear to begin with. I admit I was a bit confused with your reply about your causing me to be angry or having hurt my feelings. Trust me, you have not.

          As for, how can you “fix the problem,” I don’t think it is a problem for you to fix; it’s their problem, not yours. There isn’t a single black person on the face of the planet that doesn’t 1) know how to avoid an unwanted pregnancy, 2) stay in school, 3) avoid substance abuse, 4) be law abiding and 5) understand the value of hard work. People make choices and and either pay a good price or a bad price for their choices.

          Finally, I, personally, don’t vote for candidates based on race. I vote for the candidate’s political philosophy, values and other office qualifications. I think this is true for most fair-minded people, regardless of race.

          Arminius in reply to Patriette. | April 6, 2018 at 6:27 am

          Patriette, thank you for your kind response. I think it’s important to demonstrate the value of honest conversation. It’s how we resolve matters without resorting to violence.

          Again, I appreciate the fact you’ve taken the time to clarify things for me.

        JusticeDelivered in reply to Patriette. | April 8, 2018 at 11:29 am

        “There isn’t a single black person on the face of the planet that doesn’t 1) know how to avoid an unwanted pregnancy, 2) stay in school, 3) avoid substance abuse, 4) be law abiding and 5) understand the value of hard work.”

        The sum total of your comments demonstrate that you are a person who deserves respect. I know other blacks with this kind of mindset, unfortunately not very many.

        One who is an intellectual property attorney has six children, with all of them in college and a number already have a PhD.

        My grandmother was American indian, orphaned at four, and married out of the orphanage at 14, then widowed in her mid twenties with five children. Their life was very difficult, yet four lived productive lives.

        People can rise out of poverty, but they need to value education and hard work to do so.

More relevant, when does diversity (i.e. “color” judgment) matter?

LibraryGryffon | April 5, 2018 at 7:34 pm

There was a Bloom County Sunday strip back in the late ’80s on exactly this, with Steve Dallas trying to explain the difference between “colored people” and “people of color” to his mother. (I haven’t been able to find a copy online with a usable link.)

LibraryGryfton, I left a link in one of my comments above that explains the difference of the two terms.

To: Patriette and Arminius:

Thanks for your honesty and clarification. You both restored my faith in the human ability to communicate without rage, judgment or agenda.

So, I’m guessing using the term ‘porch monkeys’ is out of the question as well?

Couldn’t care less, gourdhead… does not impact me in any way whatsoever.
Have a great day, everybody!

JusticeDelivered | April 8, 2018 at 9:24 am

The good news is that Colored People, whom I generally refer to as black because it is short and clear, are alienating other races in droves, and they are converting many Dems to independents or even Republicans.

Another thing to think about, is that if we allow Hispanics to achieve great enough numbers, they will be ruling the political roost, and they will not feel any need to support blacks affirmative BS. I am not surprised that blacks have not figured out that their days of all those perks are clearly numbered, if whites do not kill affirmative action, Hispanics surely will.