Marion Barry: We’ve Got to Replace These Asian Businesses With African-American Businesses

Don’t take this too seriously, I think it’s just the crack talking:

“We’ve got to do something about these Asians coming in, opening up businesses — those dirty shops,” Barry said Tuesday night, after winning the Democratic primary for the city’s Ward 8 seat and effectively securing a third council term.

Barry went on to say: “They ought to go. I’ll just say that right now, you know. But we need African-American businesspeople to be able to take their places, too.”

I’d say “imagine the reaction if this were a white politician talking about a different race,” but I won’t waste my time. The media will greet this with a collective yawn.

Update: Heh… Barry says his remarks were taken out of context.

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