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Don Lemon, CNN: "How can you not be racist?"
By:Linda Goodman, VA
Date: Wednesday, 17 June 2020, 7:06 pm

CNN's Don Lemon Suggests Every White Person Born On American Soil Is Racist; ‘How Could You NOT Be?’

There is a reason why President Donald Trump once called CNN host Don Lemon “the dumbest man on television,” and no, it doesn’t have anything at all to do with the fact that he’s black. However, it does have everything to do with the things Lemon says.

During a Friday appearance on the little-watched “New Day” program with Alisyn Camarota, Lemon said:

Listen, white people are so scared right now to do anything, to talk about anything, to broach these conversations. They’re sort of frozen because they — who wants to be called a racist, right? Who wants people to think that they have a racial blind spot? But this is what I think. I think that—this is going to sound weird, but, every year, I have hydrangeas in my yard, they come back a different color, or a tulip or an orchid. And it’s not because they’re different, it’s because the soil is different, right? It depends on the nutrients in the soil. So, if you grew up in America, you came out of American soil, considering the history of this country […] how can you not be racist? How can you not have racial blind spots? How can you not see that the factory reset in America is whiteness?

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Don Lemon, CNN: "How can you not be racist?"
Linda Goodman, VA -- Wednesday, 17 June 2020, 7:06 pm
Re: Don Lemon, CNN: "How can you not be racist?"
jawaid ahmed -- Thursday, 18 June 2020, 12:27 pm