Courtney Comstock | Business Insider
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Bundesbank's Thilo Sarrazin is one of the most unabashedly racist people we've encountered.
And yet, despite the many accounts of his irrational prejudice (like in October, when he said that Turks were "conquering Germany in exactly Â the same way the Kosovars conquered Kosovo: with a higher birth rate." And that "A Â large number of Arabs and Turks in this city (Berlin) ... have no Â productive function other than selling fruit and vegetables."), Bundesbank, the German central bank, has allowed Sarrazin to remain on the board.
His remarks have outraged the public before but are now making international news because he just published an book, Deutschland schafft sich ab, or "Germany Is Self-Destructing," about immigrants - particularly Muslim immigrants - causing Germany's decline.
One of the problems - more below - with Bundesbank allowing him to Â remain on their board is that he's using his perceived role as an Â intelligent "math" man on the board of the German Central Bank to give Â his arguments clout.
He believes things like this: