CNN anchor Don Lemon, who has criticized Black Lives Matter and other activists for standing up for their rights, told The New York Times in a recent interview that if he weren’t a journalist, he would be a writer like James Baldwin, or an activist like Malcolm X.
“I’d probably be a writer like James Baldwin. Or I would probably be an activist. But not like Dr. King, even though I admire him. I’d probably be more of a Malcolm X. I believe the best way to improve yourself is to improve yourself,” he said.
Really? This from the guy who most recently came under fire for saying he needed more information before “passing judgment” about a teenage girl being violently dragged from her chair by a school resource officer at Spring Valley High School in Richland County, SC. He has also questioned the Black Lives Matter movement, and once conducted a show asking if people were offended by the n-word.
What’s ironic about the comment is that history shows both Baldwin and Malcolm X were unapologetically Black. Meanwhile, Lemon has come under criticism for, ahem, coming down on the wrong side of social justice issues involving African-Americans and minorities.
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SOURCE: The New York Times | VIDEO CREDIT: Inform
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