She took the oath of office with her fist proudly raised. What could possibly go wrong?
Mariah Parker is a 26-year old doctoral student, an activist, and a rapper who goes by the name Lingua Franca.
She’s also now the Athens-Clarke County (Ga.) commissioner for District 2.
She was clear in her campaign that her politics were on the far left fringe.
Parker, 26, who reportedly only won by 13 votes, ran as a progressive, and on her campaign website declared that “it’s time for bold, progressive leadership in Athens.”
“My platform centers around economic and racial justice,” said the millennial,
according to the Red & Black. “The policies of this town have been structured, deliberately, to ensure that a certain class of people will continue to thrive and a certain class of people will continue to not.”
Parker was sworn in with her right hand raised in a fist and her left hand not on the Bible or Koran, but on Alex Haley’s Autobiography of Malcolm X.
Meet Mariah Parker. The book she's swearing on is the autobiography of Malcolm X. The person holding the book is her mother. SHE WON BY THIRTEEN VOTES! Every. Vote. Matters!!!!! pic.twitter.com/HJUWcbx2pP
— GAFSJ (@AtlantaMarch) June 7, 2018
She is obviously concerned about the black community, but her views are rather *ahem* extreme.
In a discussion after her election, Parker says that she wants to take on affordable housing and gentrification, particularly as it relates to the University of Georgia.
“The university extracts a lot of resources from this community and doesn’t give back enough,” said Parker, who is a Ph.D. student in linguistics and a rapper who goes by the name Lingua Franca.
She adds, “The racists have all the money, still, so it’s economically advantageous to cater to them. If we had a black middle class, those places would integrate on their own.” Parker listed her No. 1 priority as setting aside 30 percent of city contracts for black- and Latino-owned companies, according to Flagpole.
Watch Parker discuss rap and her Ph.D. dissertation:
She actually seems to be a bright, eloquent young woman.
She’s just got some pretty radical views.
But she’s not alone. Expect more of this.
Parker takes her place in a burgeoning movement of black, progressive candidates who eschew neoliberalism and embrace the so-called radical politics of economic and social empowerment for marginalized communities, aka power to the people.
Source: The Root (Emphasis added.)
Lord help us.
People like Parker actually believe that people are economically successful because they are ‘racists’ and oppressing minorities.
We’re going to need to start over on Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr’s ‘colorblind’ society.
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