CNN's Don Lemon Debunks The Go-To Excuse For Racists: 'I'm Sick Of It, Shut Up!'
Written by Black Voices on March 19, 2021
CNN’s Don Lemon on Thursday slammed individuals who spew racist rhetoric after which complain about “political correctness” or “cancel tradition” when they’re known as out for his or her offensive feedback.
“Don’t give me that pretend ‘I’m being censored’ BS,” stated the CNN anchor as he picked aside Rep. Chip Roy’s (R-Texas) protection of inflammatory rhetoric throughout a Home listening to on anti-Asian sentiment earlier within the day.
Lemon aired footage of Rep. Grace Meng (D-N.Y.) and Rep. Ted Lieu (D-Calif.) condemning Roy’s feedback. Anti-Asian assaults have soared in the course of the coronavirus pandemic, enabled by ex-President Donald Trump’s use of racist slurs to explain the virus. On Tuesday, six girls of Asian descent had been amongst eight folks shot to demise at therapeutic massage spas within the Atlanta space.
“It’s all the time some excuse,” Lemon stated of what now seems to be the go-to justification for racist feedback. “For saying some BS, for being racist or bigoted or letting it slip. Possibly as of late, I don’t even know if it’s even letting it slip, folks simply say it.”
“That’s what the previous president did turned the imprimatur for bigots. The bigot imprimatur,” he continued. “Simply say it proper within the open. Not behind closed the doorways, proper within the open sporting a swimsuit.”
Lemon clarified that it was not about political correctness, however about hate.
“Hate that’s exploding into violence all throughout this nation,” he stated. “That is about Asian Individuals who’re afraid to go to the shop, afraid to steer their day by day lives, look forward to a bus, simply play with their children outdoors.”
“It’s about hate. Cease making it about you ― ‘My freedom, my freedom to be a bigot, to say racist issues. My freedom to be, it’s politically appropriate, it’s cancel tradition,’” he stated.
“Please, I’m sick of it, shut up. Take lengthy look within the mirror. Cease being a bigot. Cease it.”
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