New Commissioner Takes Oath Of Office On Malcolm X Biography

Christopher Berg

26-year-old Mariah Parker says that she's going to bring racial justice to the county.

Athens-Clarke County, GA - Newly-elected County Commissioner Mariah Parker took her oath of office on Monday, with a raised "black power" fist and her other hand on the autobiography of Malcolm X.

“They asked if they would like the Bible and I said no. My mother asked if there was a copy of the Constitution around. No,” Parker said, according to AJC. “I wanted Malcolm’s book. I think they saw it coming.”

Parker said that she sees the parallels between herself and Malcolm X. She has struggled with mental health issues and overcame substance abuse, according to AJC.

She is now getting her doctorate in language and literacy education.

“Having seen the transformation of someone who came through a difficult background to become vocal and push conversations on race in a radical way is powerful,” Parker told AJC. “Then he shifted course and saw race in a different lens as he got older. And the fact that he was arguably killed for his politics. These are things that I want to embrace.”

Parker won by just 13 votes on a platform of racial justice, economic justice, criminal justice reform, marijuana reform, reducing poverty and discrimination, affordable housing, fair wage jobs, and youth development.

Athens-Clarke County was recently in the news after a police officer was fired over accusations of racism when he hit a fugitive with his patrol car.

On June 2, Athens-Clarke Police Officer Saulters was pursuing wanted fugitive Timmy Patmon when his patrol car struck Patmon, causing scrapes and bruises to the fleeing felon.

Officer Saulters' tire had been knocked off of its rim just prior to the impact with Patmon, which occurred as the officer was struggling to control his vehicle. The officer was fired two days later after outrage and cries of racism spread on social media.

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Ferox45
Ferox45

Who's "upset"? You're the one whining about my comment. You came at me. Might want to reassess your comment, big fella. You engaged me, because my comment triggered your precious little feelers. Now run along back to your cry closet with your Play-Doh and Hillary blow-up doll. Cheers, crybaby! Oh, and don't forget to message me before you......ya know. Bang Bang 🙂

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

@Ferox45 Youre clearly upset, clown. I know this because your Clinton response is what all dickless khaki-wearing Y'all-Queda losers go to when they run out of material.

Whats next on your playlist? Her emails? Beta male? How about God-Emperor Trump?

Mango
Mango

I can't believe that this isn't some kind of really sick joke. Either that or we are now living in bizarro world.

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

@Ferox45 Got it. So profanity hurts your feelings. I'll remember to speak gently to you the next time we interact. Wouldn't want you to get upset and shoot up a public event or anything!

mistydcollins
mistydcollins

I thought I was reading an article from The Onion...

realDonaldTrump
realDonaldTrump

Holy smokes its Colin Kaepernick! Fire that son of a bitch!

LEO0301
LEO0301

@Hi_estComnDenomn - LMFAO When did I defend Duke? Please, provide me with a direct quote of me saying anything remotely defensive of Duke or the KKK.

White nationalism is considered racist while black nationalism is not (see below) Most violent acts related to race comes from blacks who routinely gang up on lone whites when given the opportunity. You know it, everyone knows it. Stop defending the violence coming from your community.

From dictionary.com

Definition of white nationalist : one of a group of militant whites who espouse white supremacy and advocate enforced racial segregation

black nationalism

Word Origin See more synonyms on Thesaurus.com noun (often initial capital letters) a social and political movement advocating the separation of blacks and whites and self-government for black people.

PositiveThoughts
PositiveThoughts

A crown of pride.

John.Brown
John.Brown

A bird nest in the making. She's excelling at racism.

PositiveThoughts
PositiveThoughts

Do not member what you are talking about but I'm sure there still are a few diluted self hating Black men who may degrade themselves like that. Thank God for this sisters awakened state of mind.

John.Brown
John.Brown

I "do not member" what you are talking about either.

Ferox45
Ferox45

Nope. It just reveals your character. Which I already knew. Just observing your digression. By all means, carry on! Your tantrums are quite entertaining.

John.Brown
John.Brown

Where did you go MarxShit? Some people asked you serious questions. Not capable of backing up your own statements? Why does that not surprise me?

John.Brown
John.Brown

With hair like hers, does that mean she doesn't need to wear a helmet?

Pack
Pack

HaHa! The voters will get to experience the results from electing an idiot like her. “For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction”

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

@LEO0301 that's because white nationalists have a long history of accosting minority, and especially black, citizens. their racist definition in the dictionary is well-earned.

You know this. Don't play dumb, as hard as it is for you not to.

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

@LEO0301 They will need to lynch a whooooole lot more white people before they're putting up white nationalist numbers. When they get close, then we can talk about th4 definitions matching. Until then, the dictionary is right.

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

@John.Brown Hi Nutless! Here to back up big bro?

LEO0301
LEO0301

@Hi_estComnDenomn - I guess you failed to read the article, eh Cheech? BTW when was the last black person lynched? It was in 1981, 37 years ago. The people responsible were arrested and convicted.

According to the 2013 FBI Crime Report, that year the number of blacks killed by whites was at approximately 0.77 per 1,000,000 blacks, while the number of whites killed by blacks was at 9.83 per 1,000,000 whites. See the difference?

According to Ann Coulter, FBI records for 2008 “show that, out of 520,161 interracial violent crimes, blacks committed 429,444 of them against whites, while whites committed 90,717 of them against blacks.”

According to Townhall, “[i]nterracial rape is almost exclusively black on white — with 14,000 assaults on white women by African Americans in 2007.” FYI, “[n]ot one case of a white sexual assault on a black female was found in the FBI study.”

John.Brown
John.Brown

Fuck off, Stymie, wasn't talking to you.

LEO0301
LEO0301

@Hi_estComnDenomn - I notice that you tend to ignore any reply that demonstrates how misinformed you are. Why is that Cheech?

overwatcher
overwatcher

That "highest denominator " critter probably visits the Jezebel site to emote with his (or it's) soul mates. Smart ass leftist feminized males like that are nasty things, especially those that think they are intellectually "superior". The bark of a mongrel dog is more genuine and meaningful than them.

overwatcher
overwatcher

Is that skag Kaepernic's sista? You might wonder what's crawling around in her "doo".

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

@conversation overwatcher Im pretty smart, but not intellectually superior. It may seem like it to you though, with all the other cretins speaking on this board.

And no, i don't visit any seemingly black, white-owned hack news site like Jezebel. That would be the equivalent of taking breitbart seriously, which I'm sure you do.

LEO0301
LEO0301

@Mrs10 - you're welcome. This is the type of information the media chooses to ignore because it doesn't fit the evil white man narrative.

I wasn't really expecting HCD to respond. He never does when he has to deal with facts.

Paul Hammond
Paul Hammond

She can swear on whatever she wants to or nothing at all. You might recall the verse in the Bible which enjoins you never to swear, but to simply tell the truth. No doubt I disagree with her agenda, but then I disagree with most of you.

Vcanejr
Vcanejr

this woman is a RACIST and should not hold public office

CJSpencer
CJSpencer

Never stopped Robert Byrd or Lester Maddox or most of the Obama Administration.

Justmetalking
Justmetalking

Seems she needs to grow up some more. I agree, she is a racist.

Eddied1954
Eddied1954

This woman needs help as it states she has mental health issues and drug issues? I’ve seen photos of her giving the Middle finger salute? And why would she be allowed by anyone especially a judge to swear to uphold our Constitution on anything but the Bible, Constitution or a General US Law book? It’s a travesty that she was allowed to take her oath on malcolm X’s biography! It automatically shows just how outwardly racist she truly is!!! And just for the record, I am of a Mixed Racial back ground consisting of African American, Caucasian and Spanish decent!! I am very light skinned and could easily pass as White Only but I embrace my heritage but NOT like this or any other person with respect for others would do?? I am truly embarrassed for my people of color who will be judged poorly because of this young woman and others like her but I’m here to say PLEASE don’t judge people by the few imbeciles (not that she is one but her actions are detrimental to her and her office if she continues down this path as people will NOT take her at face value because of her actions and she’ll lose any possible donors or monetary assistance she might otherwise retain) you see in papers, articles or on TV, as we are mostly good people and I believe this young woman is in need of professional help because I can’t imagine someone just doing things like this if their mind is clear? I’m sure she’s probably an extremely nice, intelligent and caring person who has been led astray?


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