Moscow. President Vladimir Putin has said racial intolerance in America would have shocked Martin Luther King Jr.
In his National Breakfast address in Kremlin on Tuesday, Mr. Putin said that America was “full of magnificent travesty – a place where, in past many years, people of a particular color have, on several (or most of ) occasions, been targeted by peoples of white color, simply due to their skin color and their racism.”
This startling comment from Putin comes on the backdrop of recent racial tensions in United States of America. There were unrest in Ferguson over shooting of Afro-American youth by a White police. Even after protests and pressure, the deaths of blacks in the hand of white police never reduced. Last week, yet another racial minority youth was killed in police custody.
Explaining to his audience, Putin continued, “It will be better if Obama and his America cared about their internal problems before trying to poke their nose into our affairs. They cry about Crimea, but look at their Crime rates. The rate at which American do crime, they can change their country name to Crimea, so that I can invade it next year.”
After a round of laughter from the audience, Putin continued, “America had blacks as slaves, then they fought a war among themselves on whether to keep blacks as slaves or not. Then, they fought with blacks on suffrage rights of blacks, educational right of blacks, employment rights of blacks. Martin Luther King Jr sacrificed his life to uplift black and end racial discrimination in America. But, now, seeing the current plight of blacks in his country, MLK would have cried in his grave. This kind of racial intolerance in America would have shocked him. I feel sorry for him.”
Raising a cup of wine for a toast, Putin concluded, “I just want to remind Obama to look after his own country and try to solve the racial riots that are happening under his nose. If a black president was unable to create an amicable situation for blacks in USA, then I wonder what will the whites do to that minorities? Stop the killing of blacks or resign Mr. Obama”.