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Marion Barry insults Asians

by Rodan ( 8 Comments › )
Filed under Hate Speech, Headlines, Progressives at April 5th, 2012 - 9:54 pm

Former crack head Marion Barry says one of the most racist comments a public official has said. He attacks Asians and says that something has to be done about them.

Ward 8 D.C. Councilman Marion Barry said Thursday that he was not trying to insult the city’s Asian community during remarks at a campaign event this week.

“We got to do something about these Asians coming in and opening up businesses and dirty shops,” Barry said in remarks on Tuesday night first reported by WRC-TV. “They ought to go. I’m going to say that right now. But we need African-American businesspeople to be able to take their places, too.”

“I’m not ever going to condemn a group of people,” Barry told reporters gathered in his Wilson Building office Thursday. “My history is complete. It’s an excellent history with the Asian community.”

Barry said his criticisms of Asian businesses in his Southeast Washington ward were rooted in what he perceives as disengagement in the community by those companies.

“I’m not going to allow a group of people to exploit people in Ward 8,” Barry said.

Setting up businesses is exploitation? No Marion Barry, its your party’s polices that are exploitative of the African American community. This was a clear cut racists statement and he gets a pass.

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8 Responses to “Marion Barry insults Asians”
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  1. Philip_Daniel
    1 | April 5, 2012 10:09 pm

    It’s impossible for an oppressed collectivity to be racist against a privileged one…

    /


  2. mfhorn
    2 | April 5, 2012 11:16 pm

    Well, Barry apologized, and since he’s a far left, ‘African American’ Democrat, that makes it ok. We’re supposed to forget all about it.


  3. unclassifiable
    3 | April 5, 2012 11:17 pm

    Have you noticed the number of Asian riots and Asian politicians inciting violence and Asians beating up innocent non-Asians and Asians vandalizing anything in sight?

    Yeah, me neither.


  4. citizen_q
    4 | April 6, 2012 7:11 am

    This is marion barry. It is who he is. I live and grew up in the D.C. area, and he has been around as long as I can remember. Just the latest episode.

    Also as sad indication how how blacks think and vote. It is why van jones said that obama could come out of the closet and blacks will still vote for him. There is almost nothing that politicians such as barry or obama could do that would endanger their support from their same race voting block.

    When barry was convicted on his cocaine charge, which by the way there was plenty of smoke reported in the news before that particular fire, you would have thought it would have been the death of his political career. Instead it was spun as a boost, now he had more in common with this constituents having been to jail, and the high crime rate in his district.


  5. lobo91
    5 | April 6, 2012 8:54 am

    @ citizen_q:

    Instead it was spun as a boost, now he had more in common with this constituents having been to jail, and the high crime rate in his district.

    Reminds me of that recent case involving voting fraud where the defendants freely admitted what they’d been doing, saying that it was “just how things were done” there.


  6. huckfunn
    6 | April 6, 2012 9:09 am

    There’s a fairly interesting dynamic in play regarding Asian-owned shops in predominately black, inner-city locations. Many of the major grocery and restaurant chains will not operate in those areas because of the high crime rates. Entreprenurial Asians have seen the demand, excepted the risks and opened stores, noodle shops, coffee shops and restaurants in those locales. Unfortunately, when the race pimps come to town to jin up a riot, those Asian owned shops are the targets and are some of the first to be burned out.


  7. Vinegar Joe
    7 | April 6, 2012 10:56 am

    “Unfortunately, when the race pimps come to town to jin up a riot, those Asian owned shops are the targets and are some of the first to be burned out.”

    Well, let’s face it……they’re the only ones left with anything worth stealing.


  8. The Osprey
    8 | April 9, 2012 5:04 pm

    Don’t f*** with the Koreans, homey.


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