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National Association for the Advancement of Colored People

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NAACP

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NAACP

 

 

Should the acronym as well as the name be replaced for the NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People)?[*1]

 

 

I ask because of this recent article:

 

A member of the Democratic National Committee resigned Wednesday after referring to African-Americans as “colored people” during a party meeting.

 

John Parker, a Duval County (Fla.) Democratic state committeeman, apologized for what he described as a “hurtful” term and announced his immediate resignation.

 

“I understand my error perpetuates divisiveness and does not allow us an opportunity for the important types of meaningful discourse — a conversation our party must engage in sooner rather than later — that help us grow as individuals and a party protecting the dignity of all people,” he said in a statement, Politico reported.

 

“I take responsibility for my mistake and as such is the impetus of my decision,” he added. “I resign for the good of my Party and all those who are fighting so hard for a better world than the one we are in now.”

 

The uproar came at a time when Florida's Democrats are trying to mobilize voters for this year's elections -- when the state will choose a new governor. Duval County, where the majority of registered Democrats are African-Americans, is seen as an important voter base for challenging Republicans.

 

Multiple Democratic Party officials, including Parker’s wife, and African-American activists condemned Parker and called upon him to resign after his offensive remarks were reported.

 

Parker’s wife, Duval County Democratic Executive Committee Chairwoman Lisa King, said in a statement Monday that her husband should quit.

 

“While I know John does not have malice in his heart, and has learned from this experience, he has lost the confidence of many of us to continue to serve in his leadership positions,” she said.

 

The now-former DNC member insisted he meant to say “people of color” rather than “colored people” at a party meeting at a Jacksonville restaurant in January. “I am confident that a full investigation would have shown that I erred with my mouth, not my heart,” Parker wrote in the letter.

 

But some claim Parker’s remark wasn’t just a blip. Diallo-Sekou Seabrooks, head of the Black Commission in Jacksonville, told First Coast News that Parker “freely used” the phrase “colored people” at the meeting and was concerned that the city could start resembling 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 outlet.

 

State Rep. Kimberly Daniels, D-Jacksonville, alleged Parker used racial language and has made other “disgraceful comments” in the past.

 

“Preceding this instance, he allegedly referred to the Working People Caucus as the ‘Poor Black People Working Caucus' and called a constituent the 'mayor’s mammy,'" Daniels said in a statement on Monday.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/polit...cid=spartanntp

 

 

[*1] I remember growing up and hearing the phrase "

A mind is a terrible thing to waste." This was from the United Negro College Fund. I wouldn't refer to someone as a "Negro", but it is still in their name even though the organization can also be referred to as the United Fund.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/UNCF

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I remember when my best friend (who is black) asked me what I meant by referring to African Americans as colored. As a minority myself I probably got away with a little more than someone else. He said there's nothing more offensive to a black man than referring to him as colored. In response I said, as an Asian my skin color is yellow, therefore, I am referring to people of color as opposed to white, but you bring up a point that I never thought about, black is the absence of any light or color. He was kinda deeply absorbed in thought when I escaped after saying that lol.

 

Anyhoot, some of the African American culture is self destructive in my eyes. Especially the pop culture which doesn't lead by example but says, my kind can and has the right to call each other Negro, Negra, Nigga, etc. Rather than be a proper example for others to observe and follow (light), I for one have learned to reject a culture that appeals to the youth with violence, drugs, idolatry, pornography, etc. And I find it rather silly to allow an uneducated person whether in the areas of religion, morality, ethics, virtue, etc to dictate to me the proper way to simply describe someone. It's just absurd to push these agendas where they stand as if "white privilege" exists, but they ignore the black rap star with no education peddling toxins through poor poetry to the gain of millions of dollars in the record industry.

 

And is it me or is it contradictory to have a fund for specific peoples which may discriminate against others? For example, said funding is for Blacks, what if Reds, Yellows, or Greens self identify as Black, are they available for said funding? We all know how the Liberal/Democrats want to push an agenda where one can freely sexually identify as they wish with all the civil rights that come with race.

 

God bless,

William

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