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Marion Barry commits new gaffe while apologizing to Asians

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Washington Post

D.C. Council member Marion Barry stepped up his campaign on Thursday to mend relations with the Asian community, apologizing again for disparaging remarks he made about Koreans and Filipinos and pledging to work to improve ties between them and African Americans.

Yet on his way toward racial harmony, Barry (D-Ward 8) committed another faux pas — this time directed at Polish people — and presided over a sometimes raucous community meeting at which African Americans repeated complaints about the way Koreans maintain carry-out shops.

Representatives of the Korean, Filipino, Chinese and Japanese communities attended the meeting, held at a church in Southeast Washington.

“Korean stores are filthy,” a woman could be heard saying at the meeting, which was closed to reporters. The woman, who is black, later identified herself as Geraldine Hall and said she lives in the District.

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  1. CrustyB

    May 28th, 2012

    Hypocrisy, racism and a capital D after your name. The three just seem to go together.

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  2. Czar of Defenestration

    May 28th, 2012

    Dat Darkie sho’ gets “contrition”!

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  3. historicus

    May 28th, 2012

    The MLK “dream” applies only to African-Americans, don’t you get it? No one else should have access to that, he wasn’t talking to “those other people”.

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  4. Abby Normal Dude

    May 28th, 2012

    I like to defend Barry on this one. He probably went to a public school system that didn’t take the time to teach this poor soul that term was poltically incorrect. Not his fault he’s a cracked up dumbass.

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  5. Loretta in Indiana

    May 28th, 2012

    When the blacks start cleaning up their ghettoes, then maybe they have the right to call any stores located there ‘filthy.’

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  6. Angrymike

    May 28th, 2012

    This is what kills me they”blacks” can be as racist as they want, but then throw the card even when it’s nowhere in sight…….

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  7. Rightwingfeather

    May 28th, 2012

    You cant make this stuff up!

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  8. Dyrewulf

    May 28th, 2012

    I would be shocked if he lost the election. I would be shocked if anyone remembered this other than Conservatives, of which probably 4 live in his gerrymandered district, by the time of the election.

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  9. Diann

    May 28th, 2012

    Boy, it is a darn good thing there are not black Pollocks. Otherwise, Berry might have said something inappropriate.

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  10. Tim

    May 28th, 2012

    Gee, those polacks sure have some thin skin.
    I wonder if the spicks, wops, wogs, jigs, micks, honkies, crackahs, jew muddahfuggahs, ragheads, sandni88ers, camel jockeys, and the rest of those barbarians are as sensitive.

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  11. Poonces

    May 28th, 2012

    Someone needs to stop that conservative religious taxpaying citizen from filling Barry’s nose with coke.

    They keep making him say stupid sh** and look like a ghetto rat who is only marginally smarter than the idiots who re-elect him every time he gets out of prison.

    Marion Barry: Evolution on hold.

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  12. Alxandro

    May 28th, 2012

    If the Korean store is filthy it’s probably because they know their stuff will get ripped off anyway, so why clean it?
    Filth serves as a deterrent in this case.

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