Marion Barry: We Must Get Rid of the Asian-Owned “Dirty Shops”

Former D.C. Mayor Marion Barry, a Democrat, said we’ve got to give Asian store-owners the boot, because of their “dirty shops.”

Because he’s a black liberal he can get away with it — even though he’s a politician, who effectively just secured a third council term.

“We’ve got to do something about these Asians coming in, opening up businesses — those dirty shops,” Barry asserted, after securing the Democratic primary for the Ward 8 seat.

Barry added: “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.”

In effect, the ploy is to replace Asians with blacks.  I think.

After returning to serve a fourth term as mayor, he was elected to the Ward 8 seat. And he has repeatedly run into drug and tax problems during his tenure in office.

We can only hope these voters are just misinformed.