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Former MTV VJ Kennedy Jumps in the Fray on Barry's Comments About Asian-Owned Businesses

Kennedy, the one-time MTV host who now works for Reason, grilled Councilmember Marion Barry (D-Ward 8) on his comments earlier this month about Asian-owned businesses he called "dirty shops." [ more › ]
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At Hearing, Barry Battles Back Against Asian American Residents Who Express Disappointment Over Comments

United States / Washington D.C. : DCist (3 years ago)

At a hearing today, Councilmember Marion Barry (D-Ward 8) alternated between criticizing the media and Asian American advocates who expressed their disappointment with his recent comments on Asian business owners and Filipino nurses... Read Post

Marion Barry stands by remark that Asian businesses ‘ought to go’ from Ward 8

United States / Washington D.C. : DeBonis (3 years ago)

Marion Barry is mostly refusing to back down from remarks Tuesday that Asian business owners in his ward “ought to go.” Barry made the comments Tuesday night, at a party celebrating his landslide victory in the Democratic primary ra... Read Post

Marion Barry apologizes for racist remarks; ditching the ‘ugly’ bars on H Street; Occupy D.C. camps join forces (A.M. Buzz)

United States / Washington D.C. : The Buzz (3 years ago)

Here are our top picks for local stories to start your day: Marion Barry apologizes for remarks on Asians’ “dirty shops.” The D.C. Council member caused an uproar by criticizing Asian owners of businesses in Ward 8. Read full articl... Read Post


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