Marion Barry makes anti-Asian remarks

Marion Barry makes anti-Asian remarks

There are 227 comments on the Examiner.com story from Jul 9, 2012, titled Marion Barry makes anti-Asian remarks. In it, Examiner.com reports that:

During a party to celebrate Marion Barry's landslide victory for the D.C. Council Democratic party race, WRC-TV cameras filmed Barry making anti- Asian remarks about Asian business owners in his ward.

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“Obsidian Princess”

Level 8

Since: Sep 09

louisiana

#22 Feb 4, 2013
Vivek Golikeri wrote:
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For once, I am actually happy to have you posting on a thread. Yes, somebody needs to tell off that worthless piece of trash, Marion Barry.
VIVA Marion Barry!! we all know you hate him because we loved him and he did so much for OUR people.

“Ruling over East of Vegas(EOV)”

Level 2

Since: Dec 12

United States

#23 Feb 4, 2013
Vivek Golikeri wrote:
<quoted text>
For once, I am actually happy to have you posting on a thread. Yes, somebody needs to tell off that worthless piece of trash, Marion Barry.
yea I wish I could. but only blacks are allowed to be on tv among " minorities". why is it that only they get to voice their opinions anyways.

i thought that blacks have more emotional logic than whites. i used to feel sorry for them bc sat questions that blacks did better on were purposely thrown out. but for them to suppress Asian peoples opinions like this knowing that English is hard for Asians shows that their emotional logic is as bad and evil as whites.

“Ruling over East of Vegas(EOV)”

Level 2

Since: Dec 12

United States

#24 Feb 4, 2013
dragonpat wrote:
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no asian is holding us down. no one ever said such a thing but of course it was and is our fault for allowing so many of you to open up shop in our hoods; an im talking about all you foriegners. We are just trying to wake the people up to see what has and is happening to us economically.
please leave our cities! but of course you won't any time soon for our people have been your bread and butter for decades....despite any robberies.
no one allowed Asians to. Jews sold the shops to Asians duh. u can always buy stuff online.

and look at my pic. thats an Inuit American. hes been here longer than u have and he invited my family here.

my family doesnt have a store in the ghetto. fortunately for us. sure but those that did earned that money. who the hell wants to work or live in the ghetto unless u have no other choice.

the black hair products thing... that baffles me too

“Ruling over East of Vegas(EOV)”

Level 2

Since: Dec 12

United States

#25 Feb 4, 2013
dragonpat wrote:
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VIVA Marion Barry!! we all know you hate him because we loved him and he did so much for OUR people.
good for u. so hes not married to a white woman? maybe hes not so well off....

“Ruling over East of Vegas(EOV)”

Level 2

Since: Dec 12

United States

#26 Feb 4, 2013
dragonpat wrote:
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for to be crying about robberies, your people sure have made LOADS of money off us.
actually the asian families I know with stores in the ghetto are among the not as well off ones... its not easy making money. the only reason they do is bc everyone else is too scared to open that shop up. theyre less safe than u are. truth

“Ruling over East of Vegas(EOV)”

Level 2

Since: Dec 12

United States

#27 Feb 4, 2013
thats funny black ppl have this image of an Asians making millions off of black people. walking out with bags of money
lol
if thats what u think.... BUY shit ONLINE
its cheaper obviously. online stores dont have to worry about the costs of getting shot and robbed

Level 1

Since: Jan 13

Location hidden

#28 Feb 4, 2013
dragonpat wrote:
<quoted text>
for to be crying about robberies, your people sure have made LOADS of money off us.
No one has made loads of money on you guys. You have a choice as a consumer where to eat. Considering how much taxpayers pay for your food stamps, you should be thankful. Asians would leave the ghetto if it were possible. Every heard of White flight? We would love to leave if possible. No one wants to live in Detroit, Cleveland, Chicago aka. Chi-Congo because of you guys.

“Ruling over East of Vegas(EOV)”

Level 2

Since: Dec 12

United States

#29 Feb 4, 2013
if black parents were willing to risk their lives to send their children to schools like African immigrants and asian immigrants are then I dont see what the problem is.

I lived in the chicago Southside for a year. I saw people that were beaten down and didnt believe in themselves. maybe its time for educated blacks to make community sacrifices like Obama did.

native Americans have been more and more successful lately. maybe theyre the closest case u can look at. since they also have the conquered legacy thats hard to brushoff.

also I dont get why any woman allows herself to have kids before marriage.
KIP

San Francisco, CA

#30 Feb 4, 2013
1 Korean American wrote:
<quoted text>
yea I wish I could. but only blacks are allowed to be on tv among " minorities". why is it that only they get to voice their opinions anyways.
i thought that blacks have more emotional logic than whites. i used to feel sorry for them bc sat questions that blacks did better on were purposely thrown out. but for them to suppress Asian peoples opinions like this knowing that English is hard for Asians shows that their emotional logic is as bad and evil as whites.
I'm black and I love Asian people. My neighbor is asian and has got to be one of the coolest guys around. I helped him with a cement project in his front walkway. His house is next door and after the last storm he walked over to our roof and cleaned it out for us. He didn't have to do that. We thanked him and later invited he and his family over for the World Series game. His wife is funny and a nice lady.

Most of the Asian people I know are good. Our first baby sitter was Chinese and my son's playmates are often asian kids. It's always a good time. The guy who trained me at my last job is Chinese and I have Asian co workers. I know there are bad people in every group, but generally speaking, Asian people act from a distinct set of values. Sometimes, black people just do what they they think everyone else black is doing.

Please understand that there are a lot of ignorant people out there. They'd love to have you believe that blacks want to suppress Asians. Maybe in some slow moving places where jealousy and animosity exists, but overall blacks like Asian people. Asians do better in many academic areas, and you don't see them bloating about how much higher their IQ is than other peoples. Unlike some white people, Asians understand that exposure to studying, and hard work are essential to success. Privilege and race don't make a person smart.

One thing for sure; you NEVER see any Asian woman on the Maury screaming, "He the Daddy!! He the Daddy!!" It just DOESN'T happen.

“Obsidian Princess”

Level 8

Since: Sep 09

louisiana

#31 Feb 4, 2013
1 Korean American wrote:
thats funny black ppl have this image of an Asians making millions off of black people. walking out with bags of money
lol
if thats what u think.... BUY shit ONLINE
its cheaper obviously. online stores dont have to worry about the costs of getting shot and robbed
you have and still are making millions off of us. i don't fault you for making money; i fault us. i can buy things online or off but i don't buy products from asian owned hair stores; i don't get my toes and nails done at their shops either. i make my own hair and skin care products and buy mostly from blk people or at least major outlets that hire mainly blk american people.

“Obsidian Princess”

Level 8

Since: Sep 09

louisiana

#32 Feb 4, 2013
1 Korean American wrote:
if black parents were willing to risk their lives to send their children to schools like African immigrants and asian immigrants are then I dont see what the problem is.
I lived in the chicago Southside for a year. I saw people that were beaten down and didnt believe in themselves. maybe its time for educated blacks to make community sacrifices like Obama did.
native Americans have been more and more successful lately. maybe theyre the closest case u can look at. since they also have the conquered legacy thats hard to brushoff.
also I dont get why any woman allows herself to have kids before marriage.
do you know how long weve been sending our children to college? for hundreds of years!!

spellman was set up for us and one of our own was responsible for tuskegee institute...among many other universities.

its true that a large part of the underclass among us don't prioritize education, but loads of our people go to college, trade schools, etc.. every year!!

and a college education won't even guarantee you a position in your field of choice.

illegitimate birth is an issue the world over!! blk women are not the face of illegitimacy like you have been taught by the media!!

im sick of running into media fed fools!!!

“Obsidian Princess”

Level 8

Since: Sep 09

louisiana

#33 Feb 4, 2013
Smiley131 wrote:
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No one has made loads of money on you guys. You have a choice as a consumer where to eat. Considering how much taxpayers pay for your food stamps, you should be thankful. Asians would leave the ghetto if it were possible. Every heard of White flight? We would love to leave if possible. No one wants to live in Detroit, Cleveland, Chicago aka. Chi-Congo because of you guys.
look at this retarded person!
hirohito's surprise

Warwick, RI

#34 Feb 4, 2013
Why blame the Asians? Because its easier than facing the truth. Blacks in africa or anywhere in the world always need help and some one to blame. Stop wrapping them lips around a 40oz and lay down the menthols. There is one black owned business near me but isn't doing well its a paternity center.

“Obsidian Princess”

Level 8

Since: Sep 09

louisiana

#35 Feb 4, 2013
KIP wrote:
<quoted text>
I'm black and I love Asian people. My neighbor is asian and has got to be one of the coolest guys around. I helped him with a cement project in his front walkway. His house is next door and after the last storm he walked over to our roof and cleaned it out for us. He didn't have to do that. We thanked him and later invited he and his family over for the World Series game. His wife is funny and a nice lady.
Most of the Asian people I know are good. Our first baby sitter was Chinese and my son's playmates are often asian kids. It's always a good time. The guy who trained me at my last job is Chinese and I have Asian co workers. I know there are bad people in every group, but generally speaking, Asian people act from a distinct set of values. Sometimes, black people just do what they they think everyone else black is doing.
Please understand that there are a lot of ignorant people out there. They'd love to have you believe that blacks want to suppress Asians. Maybe in some slow moving places where jealousy and animosity exists, but overall blacks like Asian people. Asians do better in many academic areas, and you don't see them bloating about how much higher their IQ is than other peoples. Unlike some white people, Asians understand that exposure to studying, and hard work are essential to success. Privilege and race don't make a person smart.
One thing for sure; you NEVER see any Asian woman on the Maury screaming, "He the Daddy!! He the Daddy!!" It just DOESN'T happen.
stop kissing azz. theres not ONE asian person that would ever proclaim their love for you.
Truthism

United States

#36 Feb 4, 2013
dragonpat wrote:
"Asian business owners in his ward. Barry said,“We’ve got to do something about these Asians coming in, opening up businesses, those dirty shops. They ought to go, I’ll just say that right now, you know. But we need African-American business people to be able to take their places, too.”
i see nothing wrong with what he said here, except for the fact that it wasn't the most tastefull way to put it.
its about time a blk american public figure voiced this sentiment to blk people. maybe they will listen and stop patronizing non-blk, non-american businesses and of course we need blk business owners to take their places!!!
this is about survival an self-respect; not meaning to offend decent asian people but we have to look out for own interest in our communities.
no one else will.
Many whites thought the same thing (survival, self-respect, etc.) when they had segregation in the US 60+ years ago, yet 'black' Americans fought for integration and against segregation.

So maybe you should tell these dolts who criticize Asian businesses to "Make up your damn minds!"

If they don't like Asians making businesses in "their" neighborhoods then maybe they'd be better off moving to an African country where they're surrounded by people much more genetically similar to them.

They 'let the cat out of the bag' when they fought against segregation; now they must stop whining about integration and deal with it... or move to a majority-'black' country.

If a 'white' said the same about some black businesses in a 'white area', you'd see many people on this forum saying: "The cracka is scared of black domination! Haha! We're here to stay! We're taking over now! Give us your money, crackidy-cracka! We're better than you, since you can't even make your own businesses in your own area!"

Or they'd cry "racism!" for such a comment.

Oh yeah, you know damn well that's what would be said on this forum if it were switched up.

Both sides have two-faced racists and bigots. That becomes more apparent as time goes by.

“Obsidian Princess”

Level 8

Since: Sep 09

louisiana

#37 Feb 4, 2013
Truthism wrote:
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Many whites thought the same thing (survival, self-respect, etc.) when they had segregation in the US 60+ years ago, yet 'black' Americans fought for integration and against segregation.
So maybe you should tell these dolts who criticize Asian businesses to "Make up your damn minds!"
If they don't like Asians making businesses in "their" neighborhoods then maybe they'd be better off moving to an African country where they're surrounded by people much more genetically similar to them.
They 'let the cat out of the bag' when they fought against segregation; now they must stop whining about integration and deal with it... or move to a majority-'black' country.
If a 'white' said the same about some black businesses in a 'white area', you'd see many people on this forum saying: "The cracka is scared of black domination! Haha! We're here to stay! We're taking over now! Give us your money, crackidy-cracka! We're better than you, since you can't even make your own businesses in your own area!"
Or they'd cry "racism!" for such a comment.
Oh yeah, you know damn well that's what would be said on this forum if it were switched up.
Both sides have two-faced racists and bigots. That becomes more apparent as time goes by.
you have no knowledge of history.

i didn't come from africa and my family has roots here past 250 years...i bet your ragedty people probably got here in 1950. this is my NATIVE home.

separate was not equal; therefore we had to make an unwanted choice...

what does this have to do with this subject anyway?
Truthism

United States

#38 Feb 4, 2013
dragonpat wrote:
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we don't have any shops in your neighborhoods. neither do white neighborhoods have 99% of their businesses being owned by another race of people.
we have a special case here, you dummy. mind your own and get off our forum.
"Your people" don't have a general culture that prizes entrepreneurial education and production, apparently; therefore, instead of idiotically pointing the finger at Asians, "your people" should be criticizing a majority of your culture for not caring much about opening up their own businesses!

This Marion nutjob is a silly racist bigot; he should be talking to "his people", if anyone else, about making their own businesses... period.

The more "your people" make their own businesses in "your" neighborhoods, the more Asians will probably target their own Asian neighborhoods instead; or for those [Asians] that stay in "your neighborhoods," they will compete with "black businesses" and then the quality on both sides will likely rise and/or costs go down over time because they'll both attempt to out-do each other in quality of products & services and/or pricing.

Win / win situation! But only people with intelligence can understand this. Only people not blinded by racism can understand this.
KIP

San Francisco, CA

#39 Feb 4, 2013
dragonpat wrote:
<quoted text>
stop kissing azz. theres not ONE asian person that would ever proclaim their love for you.
You don't know me and you don't know any of the people around me. All you can do is ASSUME, because like many other silly black people, you are inexperienced and underexposed.
idi amin dada

Warwick, RI

#40 Feb 4, 2013
Black people smell funny.
KIP

San Francisco, CA

#41 Feb 4, 2013
dragonpat wrote:
<quoted text>
you have no knowledge of history.
i didn't come from africa and my family has roots here past 250 years...i bet your ragedty people probably got here in 1950. this is my NATIVE home.
separate was not equal; therefore we had to make an unwanted choice...
what does this have to do with this subject anyway?
He's got a point.

We have to make up our minds. You and I both know the injustice of segregationists forcing a black business from a white area. Well, it's just as wrong for black people to carry the same kind of grudge against an Asian business in a black area. They are making money. So what. Let them do their jobs and provide the goods or services. If you had any actual RESPECT for the history you speak of you'd understand this.

Marion Barry is a phuking embarrassment and his antics make poor black people look very STUPID. It's as if everybody HAS to have the lowest standards, so they get behind some idiot most known for smoking crack with a whore. He's also known for philandering with other women in front of his own wife. He even has misdemeanor stalking charge (of a girlfriend) on his rap sheet. The man is disgusting and a pig.

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