German central bank official under fire over anti-immigrant slurs

There are 1 comment on the Deutsche Welle story from Jun 12, 2010, titled German central bank official under fire over anti-immigrant slurs. In it, Deutsche Welle reports that:

Chancellor Angela Merkel and other politicians have lashed out at controversial Bundesbank board member Thilo Sarrazin after he reportedly said Turkish, Arab and African immigrants were making Germany "more stupid." German politicians have expressed consternation at a racist outburst by the central bank's board member and former Berlin senator, ...

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#1 Jun 17, 2010
This reminds me of when a Japanese minister said that the U.S. had a hard time educating our population because the blacks pulled everyone down. Naturally folks everywhere were screaming in outrage.

Then, as now, the complaints were that the statement should not have been said. No one disputed the truth or facts behind the statement. Just that it shouldn't have been said.

"Sarrazin caused outrage across the nation at the end of September when in an interview published in the journal Lettre International he questioned the will and ability of immigrants to contribute to Berlin's underachieving economy.

"I don't need to respect anyone who lives off the state, denies the state, doesn't do anything to educate their kids, and just produces more headscarf girls," he said, "That goes for 70 percent of the Turkish population and 90 percent of the Arab population in Berlin."

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