Activists demand DNC member’s resignation after ‘colored people’ remark


MIAMI — A Florida Democratic National Committee member is resisting a chorus of resignation calls from African-American activists and party officials — including his own wife — after he referred to blacks as “colored people.”

DNC member John Parker, a Democratic state committeeman from Duval County, told POLITICO he simply mangled the phrase “people of color” and he didn’t mean to say “colored people” at a January 22 party meeting at a Jacksonville burrito joint.

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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 Trump’s bigotry.

The problem, local activists say, is that…

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