Diversity a Great Strength? Not According to Marion Barry!

By John Lillpop

For years, liberals have promoted the phrase, “Diversity Is Our Greatest Strength” as a catch-all to justify reverse discrimination, affirmative action, set sides and other socialist programs designed to “level the playing field.”

As part of their ceremonial worshipping at the altar of diversity, liberal moon bats have spread the curious notion that people of color, in particular African-Americans, are genetically incapable of racism!

So while blacks can be victimized by racism and discrimination, they are blessed with an anti-racism gene not found in your everyday, run-of -the mill Caucasian.

Racism, it is alleged, is a mental disorder that afflicts only those born with skin pigmentation devoid of color.

This has been accepted as gospel truth by untold generations of holier-than-thou African-Americans looking down their noses with disdain at cursed white folks.

That was the case until Marion Barry, a well-known person of color, bared his soul about the abhorrent “Asian” people who do business in his D.C. district.

As reported at the reference, the former mayor left little doubt about the fact that racism is an equal opportunity offender:

Former Washington, D.C., mayor Marion Barry is mired in yet another controversy today after saying Asian business owners “ought to go” to make room for African-Americans to “take their place.”

After winning the Democratic primary election for the District of Colombia city council, on which he has served for the past seven years, Barry seemed to berate the Asian-American business community in his Southeast D.C. district.

“We got to do something about these Asians coming in and opening up businesses and dirty shops,” Barry said after winning the Democratic Primary for his Ward 8 City Council seat Tuesday night, according to a video posted by NBC 4 in Washington. “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.”

Current D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray said Thursday that he was “deeply disappointed” by Barry’s comment.

“There is no room in this wonderfully diverse city for comments that disparage anyone on the basis of race, ethnicity, gender, religion, disability or sexual orientation,” Gray said in a statement. “Our energies are better spent focused on building everyone up rather than tearing anyone down. That is how we achieve the vision of One City.”

Well said, Mayor Gray!

Perhaps a serious bit of sensitivity training is called for in the case of Marion Barry?