Marion Barry on Ghettos, New and Old
Notable Quotable of the day!
March 22, 2012
“When the Jews were being herded into ghettos of Poland, nobody minded that term,” Barry said in an interview Thursday, explaining his remark about Ward 8 being a ghetto. “They said, ‘this is a Jewish ghetto. This is a Polish ghetto for Jews.’ … If you look at the meaning of the ghetto, it’s both sociological and geographical.”
–“Another Battle for Marion Barry,” The Washington Post.
(H/t Scroll D.C. politics correspondent David Klion who notes that while one of the 13 members of the D.C. Council is Jewish, the primary challenger in Ward 4 is one Max Skolnik and the good-goverment challenger to one-time mayoral candidate Vincent Orange is one Peter Shapiro).
Marc Tracy is a staff writer at The New Republic, and was previously a staff writer at Tablet. He tweets @marcatracy.