Marion Barry Apology Asians
April 6, 2012 by staff
Marion Barry Apology Asians, Former Washington D.C. Mayor Marion Barry apologized for his comments about Asians businesses during his election night victory speech. On Tuesday Barry won the Democratic primary for the city’s Ward 8 seat with 73 percent of the vote. After his victory was announced he made the disparaging remarks about Asian-owned stores.
“We’ve got to do something about these Asians coming in, opening up businesses — those dirty shops,” he said.
He continued: “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.”
After an immediate outcry from fellow politicians and members of the community, Barry apologized.
“I want to express my deep apology for offending some members of the Asian community and the D.C. community,” Barry said in an interview with The Associated Press. “I have a solid record of relationships with the Asian community.”
The 76-year-old politician said that the reason he made his comment was because some Asian-owned stores and restaurants don’t respect the local residents and serve food that is not fresh.
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