Marion Barry: Let’s get rid of Filipino nurses along with those ‘dirty’ Asian shops!/ChuckThies/status/194600686573469697

Wait, hold on … Councilman Marion Barry said something offensive about Asians in Washington, D.C.? Inconceivable!

Hoo boy. Now @marionbarryjr saying @udc_edu needs to graduate more nurses so that we don't have to hire so many Filipinos to staff hospitals

— Lydia DePillis (@lydiadepillis) April 23, 2012

Apparently it’s not just “dirty” Asian businesses that “ought to go.” Now it’s Filipino nurses too.

Noted nursing workforce expert Marion Berry weighs in. Idiot.

— Chas Roades (@ChasRoades) April 24, 2012

Barry made his xenophobic remarks about immigrant nurses—especially those from the Philippines—at a University of the District of Columbia budget hearing on Monday. From the Washington Examiner:

“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,” Barry said. “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.”

@marionbarryjr, you are VILE for criticizing DC hospitals for hiring Filipina nurses (HT @freddoso)

— Nicki Kurokawa Neily (@nickineily) April 24, 2012

Crackhead racist. > Marion Barry criticizes hospitals for hiring Filipina nurses #drugs #Democrat #Asians

— Vincent deCastro (@SimplyGOP) April 24, 2012!/flashpointblog/status/194745309425967104

It's starting to seem like Marion Barry isn't just "granddad racist" so much as he is "actually racist."

— The Lazy Muckraker (@LazyMuckraker) April 24, 2012

Marion Barry is a fukn idiot. 1st Asian store owners and now, Filipino nurses? smh.

— Steve Lee (@SLee214) April 24, 2012

Who better than a dude busted smoking crack with a hooker to offer adVICE on minority hiring? via @TwitchyTeam

— Mary Magdalen (@Gr8LakesCzarina) April 24, 2012

Normally Barry would be on Twitter flaunting his racism and digging himself into an even deeper hole, but his account is silent this week. Maybe he misplaced his Twitter shovel?

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