[Washington Examiner] 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.”
There’s so many important stories out right now, from Treyvon Martin to the race for the White House. And as intoBOLIVIAN’s top race-relations correspondent, I felt it my duty to report on one of the more hard-hitting and divisive stories making national headlines at the moment. Marion Barry, the former mayor of DC, who was arrested for smoking crack in a hotel room back when people wore Hypercolor shirts, said at a local reelection meeting that dirty Asians and their dirty Asian shops were ripping off local African Americans with their high prices and shitty service.
His solution: “they ought to go” so that black folks can come in and take over the businesses…Now I’m not going to sit here and tell you that Marion “The Rock Burner” Barry is outta his fucking mind. I’m not going to tell you that handing the keys to liquor stores/bodegas/ mini-marts over to random black people is stupid. And I’m certainly not going to imply that giving black people an unlimited supply of malt liquor would make Washington DC any less safe than it is now…That would be racist, and there’s simply no place for that sort of dialogue here.
See here’s the thing, I believe in a free market society. One that is not beholden to the politics of race. I would like to respectfully tell Mr. Barry to go ahead and use his money and political connections to open up these super clean, ultra friendly, African American run businesses that offer fair prices. Let the folks of our nations capitol decide for themselves where to spend their hard earned dead presidents. Because that’s the way America is supposed to work.
Asians – Making other minorities look bad since 1946