District of Columbia Councilman and former mayor Marion Barry said last week that Asians and their "dirty businesses" have to "get the hell out" of the District of Columbia So was that racist? Is that acceptable behavior by a politician (in this case a Democratic politician)? Obvious there is some support for what Barry said given this YouTube post's title.
Fortunately there are some voices in the Black community which are not buying this nonsense from Barry.
And Black leaders who are not buying the nonsense from Al Sharpton.
Michelle Malkin has more on Marion Barry and the Left's hatred of Asian businesses...
John Derbyshire lost his job over the "talk" he gives his kids and chose to publish at a different website (presumably without the knowledge of National Review). A quick perusal of liberal websites will show many commentators saying this shows the endemic nature of the right and conservatives. Derbyshire is not a politician, he is a writer. Marion Barry is a Democratic Party leader and public official.
And let's remember the context of John Derbyshire's comments:
But given that [Derbyshire's post] was written in the context of bounties on George Zimmerman, or Spike Lee Tweeting out home addresses, or Al Sharpton — who is invited to Easter breakfast at the WH — actively working to incite violence and subvert the justice system, well, it expresses a kind of anxiety that exists in the culture right now.Oh guess what, you can only be racist if you are Anglo or Northern European! At least according to the liberal commentators at The Atlantic:
Correction, Barry is a member of the DC council. He is a former Mayor. Being Black doesn't mean that you are incapable of being bigoted, close midend, or Stupid. However since Racism requires one to have the political and economic means of imposing your beliefs through statutory and institutional means, I think even the paranoid tin foiled hatted among you can understand that there is little (close to non existant) means for someone who is not of Anglo or Northern European descent to be Racist.