Lessons from Marion Barry’s anti-Asian comments


(Washington Post) The latest Marion Barrycontroversy burned bright Thursday, but it’s now mostly burnt out.

In case you missed it: Barry (D-Ward 8) made comments late Tuesday at his primary night victory party suggesting that the Asian-American owners of businesses in his ward run “dirty shops” that “ought to go.” After the comments were reported late Wednesday, the rebuke was swift, and by Thursday evening, Barry hadtendered an apology of sorts.

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