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Ward 8 Councilmember Marion Barry went on the Fox Business Channel today to kick off his tour as the poster child for welfare reform. At about the four minute mark, Barry makes the claim that African Americans are supportive of his proposal to impose a five-year limit on welfare payments while the white advocates who testified Monday against his proposal are basically trying to keep poor people of color “powerless” and “enslaved,” albeit “less so” than before.

LL didn’t watch Monday’s hearing. Is that what really happened? Here’s the video: