Thursday, November 18, 2010

DC Councilmember Marion Barry discusses welfare reform

Marion Barry: White Advocates Want to Continue Enslavement of Blacks
From Washington City Paper

Ward 8 Councilmember Marion Barry went on the Fox Business Channel today to kick off his tour as the poster child for welfare reform. At about the four minute mark, Barry makes the claim that African Americans are supportive of his proposal to impose a five-year limit on welfare payments while the white advocates who testified Monday against his proposal are basically trying to keep poor people of color "powerless" and "enslaved," albeit "less so" than before.

Why do people keep voting for him? Slavery is a state of mind. It's time for him to retire.

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