DNC official who called African-Americans ‘colored people’ expected to quit as calls for resignation mount

MIAMI — A Florida Democratic National Committee member who offended African-Americans for using the phrase “colored people” is expected to resign office Wednesday as the state party chairwoman and other officials called on him to resign — echoing the comments of his own wife, the Democratic Party chair in Duval County.

John Parker, the Duval County Democratic state committeeman, had told party officials he would post his resignation on his Facebook page.

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Parker had said he meant to say “people of color” instead of “colored people” and eventually apologized for his offhanded remarks Jan. 22 after a local Democratic Party meeting in Jacksonville. But others accused him of using more racially…

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