Italian Minister compares black woman to Orangutan

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    Jul 16, 2013 11:42 AM GMT
    I was watching BBC world yesterday and this was on the news. I thought it was outrageous. Then, I read the Huffington Post today and found far worse comments. The political remarks were so cruel that they make a lot of right wing nut jobs in India and USA look civilized.


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    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/07/14/roberto-calderoli-organutan-cecile-kyenge_n_3594320.html
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    Jul 16, 2013 11:49 AM GMT
    ricky1987 saidI was watching BBC world yesterday and this was on the news. I thought it was outrageous. Then, I read the Huffington Post today and found far worse comments. The political remarks were so cruel that they make a lot of right wing nut jobs in India and USA look civilized.


    Here is the article:-

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/07/14/roberto-calderoli-organutan-cecile-kyenge_n_3594320.html


    By outrageous did you mean funny?
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    Jul 16, 2013 11:52 AM GMT
    EuphoricDanger said
    ricky1987 saidI was watching BBC world yesterday and this was on the news. I thought it was outrageous. Then, I read the Huffington Post today and found far worse comments. The political remarks were so cruel that they make a lot of right wing nut jobs in India and USA look civilized.


    Here is the article:-

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/07/14/roberto-calderoli-organutan-cecile-kyenge_n_3594320.html


    By outrageous did you mean funny?


    By outrageous I mean gravely disgusted.
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    Jul 16, 2013 11:55 AM GMT
    I am not surprised actually. A lot of Italians don't hold back. When I was 17, I traveled to Italy on a vacation with my dad. It is a beautiful country, with good food and lot of friendly locals but it is only country where me and my father have been discriminated not once but thrice.
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    Jul 16, 2013 12:01 PM GMT
    ricky1987 saidI am not surprised actually. A lot of Italians don't hold back. When I was 17, I traveled to Italy on a vacation with my dad. It is a beautiful country, with good food and lot of friendly locals but it is only country where me and my father have been discriminated not once but thrice.


    I'm not really surprised. When you go to a country where most of the people probably never seen a black or Asian person before they aren't going to be all accepting and shit. Some? Sure. But there's gonna be A LOT of assholes. Same goes for westerners traveling to Asian countries. I've heard some horrible stories from black people who've gone to countries like Korea and Japan.
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    Jul 16, 2013 12:09 PM GMT
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    ricky1987 saidI am not surprised actually. A lot of Italians don't hold back. When I was 17, I traveled to Italy on a vacation with my dad. It is a beautiful country, with good food and lot of friendly locals but it is only country where me and my father have been discriminated not once but thrice.


    I'm not really surprised. When you go to a country where most of the people probably never seen a black or Asian person before they aren't going to be all accepting and shit. Some? Sure. But there's gonna be A LOT of assholes. Same goes for westerners traveling to Asian countries. I've heard some horrible stories from black people who've gone to countries like Korea and Japan.


    Actually I have seen some black people in Rome. I can understand people living by the stereotypes because they may not have real life examples to live by. But a lot of those comments are not pure ignorance esp. because it is coming from a man who is in an influential position in his country and (I am assuming)is well traveled and educated. My mother hasn't seen the world either. She knows very little of the world and has only met one foreign person in her life. Yet, I can guarantee that my mother will never make such comments. What you see in there is just hatred.
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    Jul 16, 2013 12:50 PM GMT
    Woah! I thought only Australia has bogans
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    Jul 16, 2013 1:38 PM GMT
    It seems she is greatly disliked in Italy and plenty of people are insulting her.
    But why post this here? Just to upset our black friends who already have enough to handle lately?
    People say cruel things about everyone.
    And she doesn't even look like an orangutan at all!
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    Jul 16, 2013 1:47 PM GMT
    From reading that article, it seems that the racial slurs are politically motivated. Still unacceptable!
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    Jul 16, 2013 1:52 PM GMT
    ricky1987 saidI am not surprised actually. A lot of Italians don't hold back. When I was 17, I traveled to Italy on a vacation with my dad. It is a beautiful country, with good food and lot of friendly locals but it is only country where me and my father have been discriminated not once but thrice.


    Yeah, when I was in Europe I had to tell a few bigots off. I found it enjoyable.
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    Jul 16, 2013 2:17 PM GMT
    Uh, can you say Berlusconi?
    http://postnoir.blogspot.co.uk/2011/11/berlusconi-quotes-sex-bunga-bunga.html