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Marion Barry 2

“[The United States] has had racial tensions since it was founded.

The Irish caught hell, the Jews caught hell, the Polacks caught hell.”

Marion Barry

“Whatever the president wants, I think we ought to do. I mean, I haven’t been following it closely, but we need more stimulus so if the president wants more, he ought to get more. This is an example of how it works.”

Marion Barry

“In fact, it’s so bad, that if you go to the hospital now, you find a number of immigrants who are nurses, particularly from the Philippines.

And no offense, but let’s grow our own teachers, let’s grow our own nurses — and so that we don’t have to be scrounging around in our community clinics and other kinds of places — having to hire people from somewhere else.”

Marion Barry

“We got to do something about these Asians coming in and opening up businesses and dirty shops. They ought to go. I’m going to say that right now. But we need African-American businesspeople to be able to take their places, too.”