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Marion Barry: Echoing the Sandlot Orators from the 1870s

Marion Barry: Echoing the Sandlot Orators from the 1870s

Marion Barry’s statement that Asians “ought to go” is an echo of what American political leaders were saying in the late-1800s. He echoes Denis Kearney, a sandlot orator in California who ended his speeches during the 1870s with the cry of “The Chinese must go!” Forbidden Citizens, § 2.11, Denis Kearney and the Sandlot Orators. […]