Don Lemon is Literally Trolling Black Americans


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On Monday evening, Don Lemon went full fool. The CNN Tonight host held up two different symbols. The first was the confederate flag which has been a major topic in news coverage since the massacre at Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina last week. The second was a placard which read the word, “NIGGER.” The callout on the bottom of the broadcast screen just read four words, “Does this offend you?” The answer is simple: Yes. Yes, Don Lemon, it is offensive that you think this public display of desperation is journalism.

CNN covered the story on social media like this type of foolery is reputable.

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Meanwhile, many folks on Twitter seemed more amused and confused than offended at Lemon’s inability to produce actual journalistic coverage.

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Quickly, the signage turned into memes (as they should have) making Don Lemon look even more foolish than he already did.

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Let’s not forget that Don Lemon was called an “Uncle Tom” on camera last week.  Can you blame her though?

Perhaps comedienne Amanda Seales (whose racial commentary is always on point) gave the most astute summation of Lemon’s “coverage” and career when she questioned CNN as a news production company altogether.dlemon4

 

At this point, one has to wonder what CNN’s goal is in keeping Lemon on the air. Besides clicks and word-of-mouth promotion from people looking for these airings in disbelief, most folks aren’t taking the broadcast seriously anymore. It is a wonder of the universe that he even still has a job.

If nothing else, Lemon provides comedic relief every day. Any viewers looking to him for anything else might want to consider changing the channel. Permanently.

 

Jenn M. Jackson is the Editorial Assistant for The Black Youth Project. She is also the Editor-in-Chief and co-founder of Water Cooler Convos, a politics, news, and culture webmag for bourgie Black nerds. For more about her, tweet her at @JennMJack or visit her website at jennmjackson.com.

White Teacher Suspended For Using N-Word in Class; Suing Chicago Public Schools

White school teacher Lincoln Brown is suing Chicago Public Schools after he was suspended for using the n-word in front of his sixth grade class.

Brown had intercepted a note being passed while he was teaching, in which a student had written rap lyrics using the n-word. Brown says he wanted to seize the opportunity as a teachable moment, and engage his students on the history and implications of the word.

Brown’s principal happened to walk in during the ensuing conversation, heard Brown utter the n-word, and immediately began the process of issuing a suspension.

Today in Post-Race History: Nigger x 219

*Someone please cue my righteous indignation music*

It seems that we have officially reached the end of days.  Birds are falling out of the sky; dead fish are coming in with the tide.  News outlets are doing their best not to refer to Jared Loughner’s acts as ones of terrorism, and simply make efforts to describe him as a crazy person (because white people only do this kind of thing when they are mentally unstable, and we all know how violent mentally unstable people are.  Besides, it’s only terrorism if you shoot Americans in the name of Allah.).  And soon you will be able to read Huck Finn without ever having to set eyes upon the word, nigger.

Why is Will Smith busy being a stage dad when we need him most?