Marion Barry: Living in DC is pretty much the same as being a slave
From the link:
I am not included within the pale of glorious anniversary! Your high independence only reveals the immeasurable distance between us. The blessings in which you, this day, rejoice, are not enjoyed in common. The rich inheritance of justice, liberty, prosperity and independence, bequeathed by your fathers, is shared by you, not by me. The sunlight that brought light and healing to you, has brought stripes and death to me. This Fourth July is yours, not mine…
Barry is saying that because Washington DC isn’t a state, its residents are subjugated … like the great abolitionist Frederick Douglass.
This isn’t the first time Councilman Barry has offered up an offensive analogy about slavery. Somewhere, Douglass is rolling over in his grave.