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Lula: Blame whitey

Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva says white people are to blame for the financial crisis, specifically blue-eyed ones: “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.” “I do not know any black ...

Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva says white people are to blame for the financial crisis, specifically blue-eyed ones:

“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.”

“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.”

Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva says white people are to blame for the financial crisis, specifically blue-eyed ones:

“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.”

“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.”

Joshua Keating was an associate editor at Foreign Policy  Twitter: @joshuakeating

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