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Brazil's President: Not a Racist

Postby StlSluggers » Fri Mar 27, 2009 2:21 pm

Okay, I'm lying. He's a racist.

FT.com wrote:Brazil’s leader blames white people for crisis

By Jonathan Wheatley in São Paulo and agencies

Published: March 27 2009 00:27 | Last updated: March 27 2009 00:27

Brazil’s President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva on Thursday blamed the global economic crisis on “white people with blue eyes” and said it was wrong that black and indigenous people should pay for white people’s mistakes.

Speaking in Brasília at a joint press conference with Gordon Brown, the UK prime minister, Mr Lula da Silva told reporters: “This crisis was caused by the irrational behaviour of white people with blue eyes, who before the crisis appeared to know everything and now demonstrate that they know nothing.”

He added: “I do not know any black or indigenous bankers so I can only say [it is wrong] that this part of mankind which is victimised more than any other should pay for the crisis.”
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Re: Brazil's President: Not a Racist

Postby Tavish » Fri Mar 27, 2009 2:29 pm

I don't think he is racist. I think he doesn't like bankers.
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Re: Brazil's President: Not a Racist

Postby mweir145 » Fri Mar 27, 2009 2:31 pm

I'm a white person with blue eyes, and I take offense to this. :-b
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Re: Brazil's President: Not a Racist

Postby Matthias » Fri Mar 27, 2009 2:38 pm

Tavish wrote:I don't think he is racist. I think he doesn't like bankers.

+1

He also seems to have a chip on his shoulder against the developed world, generally, and probably with some good cause.
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Re: Brazil's President: Not a Racist

Postby StlSluggers » Fri Mar 27, 2009 2:55 pm

Matthias wrote:
Tavish wrote:I don't think he is racist. I think he doesn't like bankers.

+1

-1 :^

You guys are killing me. If I said I'd never met a gangbanger that wasn't black, would I be a racist or anti-gangbangers???
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Re: Brazil's President: Not a Racist

Postby Tavish » Fri Mar 27, 2009 2:59 pm

StlSluggers wrote:
Matthias wrote:
Tavish wrote:I don't think he is racist. I think he doesn't like bankers.

+1

-1 :^

You guys are killing me. If I said I'd never met a gangbanger that wasn't black, would I be a racist or anti-gangbangers???

We already know you're racist.
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Re: Brazil's President: Not a Racist

Postby KCollins1304 » Fri Mar 27, 2009 3:10 pm

Thank goodness mine are brown.
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Re: Brazil's President: Not a Racist

Postby Amazinz » Fri Mar 27, 2009 3:13 pm

I LOL'd at the 'I’m not acquainted with any black banker' bit. I'd say the president of Brazil needs to get out a little more. I could really care less but when you start talking about black bankers and the blue-eyed stereotype you're at least crossing the idiocy line if not one of racism and/or demagoguery.
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Re: Brazil's President: Not a Racist

Postby StlSluggers » Fri Mar 27, 2009 3:25 pm

Tavish wrote:We already know you're racist.

Sure, but answer the question.

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Re: Brazil's President: Not a Racist

Postby Matthias » Fri Mar 27, 2009 3:44 pm

StlSluggers wrote:
Tavish wrote:We already know you're racist.

Sure, but answer the question.

;-7

The main point is that he's blaming the US and Europe on the financial woes being experienced by everyone else. And he's justified in that.
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