Racist

A recent quote from Washington Councilman Marion Barry:

“We’ve got to do something about these Asians coming in and opening up businesses and dirty shops. They ought to go. I just tell you that right now, you know. But we need African-American businesspeople to be able to take their places, too.”

Can you imagine the repercussions if a white political figure was quoted saying that black owned shops need to go and should be replaced by white businesses? The fact that such racism is voiced by a politician in today’s day and age is breathtaking. The fact that the press appears to be largely giving him a pass is reprehensible.

One Response to “Racist”

  1. He’s Marion Barry, Mayor for Life. It doesn’t matter what he does, what he says, does not matter. The press in DC reports it but the people of DC keep electing him.

    The community that elects this asshat needs to change, but for the foreseeable future, that’s just not happening.

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