Barry: ‘We’ve got to do something about these Asians coming in’
Ward 8 D.C. Councilman Marion Barry is on the hot seat again.
Celebrating his victory in the Democratic primary on Tuesday night, Barry spoke up about the prominence of businesses owned by Asians in the District.
“We got to do something about these Asians coming in and opening up businesses and dirty shops,” Barry said in remarks 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.”
Barry, who won’t be opposed in November’s general election as he seeks his third consecutive term on the D.C. Council, was unavailable for comment Thursday morning.