Today in History: In 1986, Japanese Prime Minister Insults Blacks

Japanese Prime Minister Yasuhiro Nakasone

Japanese Prime Minister Yasuhiro Nakasone said the United States “intelligence levels are lower than those in Japan because of African Americans, Hispanics and Puerto Ricans.” Nakasone later apologized saying his remarks were misinterpreted.

  • Nhlanhla

    Just when I thought that the Japanese (establishment) was sympathetic to the cause of human discrimination. Prime Minister Yasuhiro Nakasone thought, in 1986 (24 September), that ‘black people were not intelligent…’! No wonder Japan supported apartheid South Africa clandestinely.

  • P. Rushton

    Of course, political correctness aside, he is absolutely correct.
    Please: let the silliness of egalitarinism end with the folly of basing public policy on wishful thinking– but one mustn’t delude their self to the reality of aggeragate racial differences.

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