Former Formula 1 racing boss Bernie Ecclestone has said that Black people are more racist than whites.
According to TMZ, the 89-year-old racing legend was talking to CNN about Lewis Hamilton’s social justice efforts in the recent months — when things turned sideways.
“In lots of cases, Black people are more racist than what White people are,” Ecclestone is quoted to have said.
He praised Hamilton saying he’s “very, very, very talented as a driver and he seems to be now extremely talented when’s he standing up and can make speeches.”
“This last campaign he’s doing for Black people is wonderful,” he added.
But, when Ecclestone was asked about Lewis’ new endeavor — The Hamilton Project (created to help promote diversity in racing) … things started to go off the rails.
“I don’t think [The Hamilton Project] is going to do anything bad or good for Formula One,” TMZ reported.
“It’ll just make people think which is more important. I think that’s the same for everybody. People ought to think a little bit and think: ‘Well, what the hell? Somebody’s not the same as White people and Black people should think the same about White people.'”
TMZ further reports that, Ecclestone said that “In lots of cases, Black people are more racist than what White people are,” and that he had “noticed” that over the years.