Yay, racism is over, equality is here! Oh, wait.
Sigh. Former Washington DC Mayor and current Councilperson Marion Barry is no stranger to inserting atotally inappropriate racial element into fairly innocuous statements. And he did it again this week, spoiling an otherwise generous holiday
June 19,1990 - Hijacked Soviet plane lands in Helsinki. Gorbachev addresses fractured Communist Party. Nelson Mandela addresses audience in Toronto. First execution in Arkansas since 1964. Marion Barry trial proceeds. Rift in Solidarity Movement in Poland. Excalibur Hotel opens in Las Vegas.
News of the day for February 15, 1990 - Pres. Bush (Sr.) visits Colombia, amidst massive security, the Marion Barry drug trial gets underway, Jesse Jackson visits Nelson Mandela in Soweto, South Africa adjusts, ethnic rioting in Tajikistan.