Marion Barry Denigrates Filipino Nurses

'Let’s grow our own'

D.C. Council Member Marion Barry is on a crusade against Filipino nurses, many of whom steal jobs from American caregivers according to the former crack cocaine addict.

The comments come on the heels of Barry’s attacks on Asian business owners who have "dirty shops," according to Barry.

The Washington Examiner reports on Barry’s comments:

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."

Barry did not respond to phone calls on Monday evening, and his voicemail inbox was full and not accepting messages.

Earlier this month, Barry found himself in hot water when, after his victory in the Ward 8 Democratic primary, he told supporters, "We've got to do something about these Asians coming in and opening up businesses and dirty shops. They ought to go."