Is it just us, or do you also notice that racists feel emboldened these days? Maybe it's because we elected Donald Trump as our president, the same guy who has a long history of racism, the very man who refused to condemn white supremacists. That might have something to do with it.
But a silver lining in all this is that for now, overt racists (who aren't the president) are being punished for their awful statements. The latest one is Marc Faber, a famous financial pundit and investment newsletter publisher.
His latest newsletter was chock-full of appalling racist sentiments, ones that led to his resignations from several boards and his blacklisting from multiple news networks.
Marc Faber is the publisher of "The Gloom, Boom & Doom Report," a monthly investment newsletter.
What is wrong with this guy? "Marc Faber Thanks God That ‘the Blacks’ Didn’t Populate America"… https://t.co/Dm5UjXK9uB— James Greiff (@James Greiff)1508257270.0
In his October 3 letter, Faber argued against the removal of Confederate statues, claiming that these men were "honourable people whose only crime was to defend what all societies had done for more than 5,000 years: keep a part of the population enslaved." But it gets worse."And thank God white people populated America and not the blacks," Faber continued. "Otherwise, the U.S. would look like Zimbabwe, which it might look like one day anyway, but at least America enjoyed 200 years in the economic and political sun under a white majority." We'll let you take a minute to check your phone. Yes, it's 2017. He went on, "I am not a racist, but the reality — no matter how politically incorrect — needs to be spelled out as well."
We know what you're thinking:
@JamesGreiff @PaulBegala @business Yes, Marc Faber, you're a racist.— chris (@chris)1508258003.0