Dissecting the Venom of Don Lemon

by Dr. Christopher Emdin

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Earlier this morning, I was sent a video clip of CNN anchor Don Lemon’s usually thoughtful and increasingly controversial news segment “No Talking Points.” I was expecting some interesting commentary but instead watched him dive head first into a self-righteous tirade about the lack of responsibility Blacks have for the ills that plague their community. As I watched the diatribe, I was shocked by Lemons endorsement of Bill O’Reilly’s off handed and grossly inaccurate criticism of the Black Community. O’Reilly states, “… raised without much structure, young black men often reject education and gravitate towards the street culture, drugs, hustling, gangs.”

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