Veteran Austrian television personality Klaus Emmerich has triggered a storm of criticism for his racist comments about Barack Obama, the US president-elect. [...]Let's be clear about this once and for all. Obama's race is not an issue for the vast majority of Americans; his politics are. Oh boy, are his politics an issue.
...the respected US expert has stained his own report card with a string of blatantly racist remarks regarding the election of Barack Obama in the US. Speaking on a talk show on the Austrian public channel ORF on Wednesday, he said: "I wouldn't want the Western world to be directed by a black man. When you say that is a racist remark: right, without a doubt."
Americans are "racists, now as before, and it must be going very badly for them that they so convincingly ... send a black man, and a black, very good-looking woman, into the White House," he said.
We'd thank you not to speak disrespectfully of our President, Mr. Emmerich, and stop projecting Europe's flaws onto America. You may keep your ugly opinions to yourself, and kiss our collective asses - black and white and every shade in between.