The top elected official in the United States today is part African American. Yet after seeing the movie “12 years a slave” Washington DC councilman Marion Barry seems convinced that discrimination against black Americans is nearly as great today as it was 200 years ago:

If you choose to work in a low-wage job you are paid “slave wages,” according to Barry:

To sum up: If you work at Burger King or oppose an increase in the minimum wage, you’re basically a slave. Or something.