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DISGRASIAN OF THE WEAK! Marion Barry’s Yellow Peril

April 6th, 2012 | 5 comments | Posted by Jen

After winning the DC city Council’s Ward 8 primary Tuesday, former mayor and current Councilman Marion Barry said some fantastically creepy and racist things about Asians that harkened straight back to 19th century America’s Yellow Peril, when unemployment was blamed on Chinese immigrants and slogans like “The Chinese must go!” became a political rallying cry, leading to violence committed against Asian workers and businesses.

In his speech to supporters, he stated:

“We got to do something about these Asians coming in and opening up businesses Continue reading DISGRASIAN OF THE WEAK! Marion Barry’s Yellow Peril

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