Township Clerk calls her Township Supervisor an “arrogant nigger” and, yeah, she’s a Democrat

Please, just pack up your stuff and go

Buena Vista Township Clerk Gloria Platko, a Democrat, revealed her inner racist when during a phone call with Interim Township Manager Dexter Mitchell, calling the Township Supervisor Dwayne Parker an “arrogant nigger”. Referring to Parker, she said, “He is just doing whatever he can. You know what I think of Mr. Parker right now, and I know you’re not even going to like this. But he’s just an arrogant nigger. And I’m sorry to say it that way, but that’s the way I feel.” Not so sorry that she couldn’t just keep her racist sputum to herself, it seems.

This story has gotten surprisingly little coverage in Michigan and I only became aware of it myself when my pal Imani Gandy (@AngryBlackLady) tweeted it to me this morning (it happened over a week ago.) Imani’s piece on this, by the way, “MI DEM: Some of My Best Friends Are Niggers”, is a must-read.

Platko is actually defending herself with statements like “I’ve eaten Thanksgiving dinner with black friends at their house so I’m far from prejudiced” and “To those of you who know me, you know that I don’t have a discriminatory bone in my body”. She, apparently, doesn’t have a functional brain cell in her head, either. Imani has the best response to this that I’ve seen:

What is going on in this world when a nice white old lady can’t call an arrogant nigger an “arrogant nigger” without black people getting all niggerish about it and taking her words the wrong way? {…}

Hey Gloria? You called a black dude “nigger.” In this here post-racial America, you can get away with a lot because we’ve got a black president and all, but the rule book states that if you hurl that word at somebody, it means you have a discriminatory bone somewhere in your body. Maybe that bone is in your pinky toe, but still — that’s one racist-ass pinky toe.

FTW.

Here’s video:

Here’s the audio (she chimes in with her racist crap around 6 minutes in):

My advice to Platko: Lady Racist, you’re done. You’re the lone white person on a Township Board that now knows how you really feel. You’re a disgrace to your office, a disgrace to Democrats and all the rest of us who fight social and racial injustice every goddam day, and you are now officially worthless as a Township Clerk. Pack your stuff up and go on home now. You’re “talents” are no longer required and your presence is nothing more than an offensive distraction. Just go.

[CC Facepalm image credit: Cesar Astudillo | Flickr]

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  • conect2u

    Racism cris-crosses economic, political & social lines all the time. People shouldn’t be surprised except at Platko’s blatant stupidity of spewing her ugly views publicly and her feeble attempt of shielding her bigotry w/the ole’ but “I’ve got black friends” profession.

    • gregorythegiant

      woowee this lady is ma n!&&@. honky pride

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  • m ble

    What about Racist blacks that have called me a honky because I look White. I want them punished!!!!! Where is my justice ? I forgot it’s only Blacks that get justice in a corrupted society.

    • http://www.facebook.com/jimmy.miller.56232 Jimmy Miller

      Get over yourself, honky cracker.

    • meangreen1

      What you say Honkey? Didn’t Elvis make a record called Honkey Love, I got a honk a honk a honkey love, I got a honk a honk a honk a honkey love, lord a mighty I see my temperature rising, it’s getting higher burning me down to my soul, I got a honk a honk a honk a honkey love.

    • honkeyhype

      preach loudly my fellow honkys and crackas

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  • memiller

    “A slip of the tongue”, prefaced by: “…and I know you’re not even going to like this.” Right.

  • James_Carroll

    Every generation defines its terms differently, and some day- even terms such as ‘nigger’ will also lose their stigma, and shame, and power over people in everyday conversation.

    The next plateau in American societal-evolution might be to act much more like Brazilians do; we’ll forsake the customary “black-white paradigm” and embrace the broader and less divisive “light-medium-dark” mindset. We too can then have diversity without dishonor.

    Her choice of terms wasn’t “PC”- no, but nor were they used to commit a crime, or during a crime. They were her own lamentable, reserved opinions and she is as entitled to them, as is any (dare-i-say) “gangsta-thug” or inner-city musician or artist.

    Heh, be careful who you call a “racist” my dear bloggers, since that term also has a measurable legal libel value associated with it. Lucky for some- the label “hypocrite” does not, since the essence of all counter-racist tirades is the old “it’s okay to hate Haters” mentality.

    • http://eclectablog.com Eclectablog

      There is a difference between pointing out someone’s stupidity it bigotry and hating them, a nuance that appears to be lost on you.

      • James_Carroll

        Ahem, no-

        “Racist, you’re done. You’re the lone white person on a Township Board that now knows how you really feel. You’re a disgrace to your office, a disgrace to Democrats and all the rest of us who fight social and racial injustice every goddam day, and you are now officially worthless as a Township Clerk. Pack your stuff up and go on home now. You’re “talents” are no longer required and your presence is nothing more than an offensive distraction. Just go.”

        That is not pointing out someone’s stupidty, by any stretch of the imagination or conventional language; and the only thing “lost” on me is your thoroughly misguided ad hominem, and lack of discretion.

        You otherwise had a nice blog…

  • george

    Well was he.

  • Paul Sbabdenorte

    I quit. no more of my tax $. To jail?

  • George Mason

    The question begs to be asked: Was she telling the truth? You all are so quick to condemn the words people use, I hear you call people mean, but I rarely see where you claim that the person who has upset you is not telling the truth. I ask again, was she telling the truth?

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