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DON LEMON: ‘Not Knowing You’re Racist Is The New Racisim’
blackamericaweb ^ | 4/29/2014

Posted on 05/02/2014 5:38:50 PM PDT by Altura Ct.

Donald Sterling and Cliven Bundy- Two people, who are recently accused of disparaging black people, some of it caught on video and audiotape; yet they deny they are racist.

Last week on CNN Bundy was recorded saying:

“If I say Negro or black boy or slave, I’m not I’m not. If those people cannot take those kind of words and not be offensive then martin Luther King has not gotten his job done yet.”

So in some odd way to Cliven Bundy it’s Dr. King’s fault that the rest of the world doesn’t line up with his point of view.

That was last week.

This week there’s a new one from Los Angeles Clipper’s basketball team owner Donald Sterling.

“You want me to have hate towards black people? I don’t want you to have hate. That’s what people do. They turn things around. I want you to love them, privately. In your whole life every day you could be with them, every single day of your life… Not in public? But why publicize it on your Instagram and why bring them to my games?”

You can love them, “privately.”

Sounds like the old slave owner who would pick one of his slaves and “love” them “privately.”

It’s all too warped and twisted and really defies any explanation beyond bigotry and racism.

Clinical Psychologist Dr. Jeff Gardere said on CNN that, “I’m not surprised by any of this. We have people who have very racist views but who don’t consider themselves to be racist. They think the things that they say about certain people and their thought patterns are based in some sort of reality. They’re based on stereotypes of course.”

The stereotype is that people other than those who look like you are not considered worthy or good enough to be seen with you in public.

I’ve said for years now that the new racism is the denial of racism.

In the past few weeks after hearing from Bundy and Sterling, I have changed my mind.

The new racism is being unaware that you are racist.

And that is the worst kind of anything; to be woefully ignorant.

Because in the latest two cases ignorance truly is not bliss.

It is downright dangerous.


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1 posted on 05/02/2014 5:38:50 PM PDT by Altura Ct.
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To: Altura Ct.

Not knowing you’re an idiot is the new Democrat Party.


2 posted on 05/02/2014 5:40:49 PM PDT by Steely Tom (How do you feel about robbing Peter's robot?)
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To: Altura Ct.

Person 1: The first sign of an alcoholic is denial

Person 2: I’m not an alcoholic

Person 3: Can’t you see it? you are an alcoholic.


3 posted on 05/02/2014 5:41:52 PM PDT by PGR88
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To: Altura Ct.

The irony is that Don Lemon doesn’t think he’s a racist just because he’s a faggot.


4 posted on 05/02/2014 5:42:31 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The more numerous the laws, the more corrupt the government." --Tacitus)
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To: Altura Ct.

Irony - posting about ‘racist’ from a web site called blackamericaweb.com


5 posted on 05/02/2014 5:42:35 PM PDT by Altura Ct.
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To: Steely Tom

Ka-Ching..


6 posted on 05/02/2014 5:43:33 PM PDT by FreeperCell
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To: Altura Ct.

Everybody is a racist to someone.


7 posted on 05/02/2014 5:43:46 PM PDT by DoodleDawg
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

He thinks he’s ‘double speeeeecial’.


8 posted on 05/02/2014 5:45:32 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Great vid by ShorelineMike! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOZjJk6nbD4&feature=plcp)
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To: Altura Ct.

Isn’t Lemon packing fudge? No, I don’t mean the candy variety.


9 posted on 05/02/2014 5:46:23 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist (100% pure organic, free-range conservative)
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To: Altura Ct.

So the only way to prove you’re not racist is to admit you’re racist.

Sir, when did you stop beating your wife?


10 posted on 05/02/2014 5:46:30 PM PDT by saganite (What happens to taglines? Is there a termination date?)
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To: Altura Ct.

White liberals did more to make race an issue (and black people under their spell dutifully carried that ghastly ball) than white conservatives ever did.

This is Satan’s game, folks. It can only be fought by embracing God.


11 posted on 05/02/2014 5:46:37 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: Altura Ct.

Everyone is prejudiced to one degree or another. Very few are truly racist, which requires a firm belief that one race or ethnicity is inherently superior to another.


12 posted on 05/02/2014 5:49:06 PM PDT by SoCal Pubbie
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To: Altura Ct.

I you are white, it’s racism and must be stamped out, even if said in the privacy of your own home or thought inside your head.

If you are a person of color, it is free speech. You deserve it, whitey.


13 posted on 05/02/2014 5:52:52 PM PDT by llevrok (F the government)
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To: Altura Ct.

Is this the Don Lemon that sleeps with other men?

If so, it explains a lot.


14 posted on 05/02/2014 5:55:10 PM PDT by x1stcav ("The past is a foreign country: they do things differently there.")
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To: SoCal Pubbie
Everyone is prejudiced to one degree or another. Very few are truly racist, which requires a firm belief that one race or ethnicity is inherently superior to another.

That is absolutely true, but the word has been bastardized to the point where it now means "any speech that a black person finds offensive."

It's possible to be a racist and love other races, while at the same time it's equally possible to not be a racist and hate other races.

15 posted on 05/02/2014 5:55:48 PM PDT by Mr Ramsbotham (Laws against sodomy are honored in the breech.)
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To: Altura Ct.

Racist, bigoted or just garden variety prejudiced....I’m not sure which I am.


16 posted on 05/02/2014 5:59:44 PM PDT by clintonh8r (Don't give up! The liberals are buggering and aborting themselves into extinction.)
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To: Altura Ct.

Don Lemon is woefully ignorant on a multitude of subjects. Not joking.


17 posted on 05/02/2014 6:00:41 PM PDT by originalbuckeye (Moderation in temper is always a virtue; moderation in principle is always a vice. Paine)
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To: Altura Ct.

“The new racism is being unaware that you are racist.”

Game, set, match. You can’t argue with that because you are already a convicted heretic.


18 posted on 05/02/2014 6:02:35 PM PDT by JimSEA
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To: Mr Ramsbotham

Apparently it is also possible to be a racist and hate YOUR OWN race.


19 posted on 05/02/2014 6:03:57 PM PDT by RipSawyer
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To: Altura Ct.

Don’t worry, if you forget you can always turn on CNN and they’ll remind you that you are a racist.


20 posted on 05/02/2014 6:04:47 PM PDT by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
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To: originalbuckeye

You mean he has a wide ranging background, he is ignorant of danged nigh everything?


21 posted on 05/02/2014 6:05:12 PM PDT by RipSawyer
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To: SoCal Pubbie; Mr Ramsbotham
Everyone is prejudiced to one degree or another. Very few are truly racist, which requires a firm belief that one race of ethnicity is inherently superior to another.

Yes and well stated. I remember the old days after WW2. There was much disappointment in England, over the failure of British athletes at the 1948 Olympic Games. I was there when Chris Chattaway, broke the world record 5,000 metres track record, against the Russian Vladimir Kuts 1954.

It was not racism at all. Just a heart felt relief that at least some British athelete could beat the whole bloomin' lot.

Nothing wrong with that.

22 posted on 05/02/2014 6:11:37 PM PDT by Peter Libra
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To: Altura Ct.

An African-American’s opinion on racism can only be subjective and, therefore, must be discounted.


23 posted on 05/02/2014 6:11:44 PM PDT by Misterioso
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To: Altura Ct.
Hey Don, here's a scenario that, in your racebaiting mania, you may have overlooked:


             I Don't Care


There's was a time I thought that 'American' would win out and the race thing would resolve itself.

I was wrong.

24 posted on 05/02/2014 6:16:38 PM PDT by tomkat
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To: Altura Ct.

I have a hard time calling my private thoughts expressed to someone I know well, as being subject to anyone’s judgment besides the person spoken to. Racist actions are necessary for racism to be offensive outside private contacts, and only then subject to sanctions. Words should not be enough.


25 posted on 05/02/2014 6:21:54 PM PDT by JeanLM (Obama proves melanin is just enough to win elections)
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To: Altura Ct.

Don Lemon : Perhaps the term black hole is racist, after all, why do they call it black, but I still think MH370 is in it


26 posted on 05/02/2014 6:23:18 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Altura Ct.

Since black Americans think they cannot be racists because they have no power, according to his logic, they are all racists.


27 posted on 05/02/2014 6:25:44 PM PDT by Gumdrop (~)
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To: Altura Ct.

You cannot legislate morality. Society recognizes the need for civility between the races and the need to eliminate institutional racism in our melting pot but that civility does not eliminate racism. Racial hatred is useful to certain elements of society and those elements stir the pot for their own purposes. There is also residual prejudice left over from how all folks of different races were raised in a different time and place. It exists and denying it doesn’t make it so. The old truism “birds of a feather flock together” will always be true.


28 posted on 05/02/2014 6:28:07 PM PDT by Ben Mugged (The number one enemy of liberalism is reality.)
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To: Altura Ct.

Bill Burr - White Guilt
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nN9hy4YNIv0


29 posted on 05/02/2014 6:34:44 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: Altura Ct.

Hey Don Lemon — have you stopped beating your wife yet?


30 posted on 05/02/2014 6:36:58 PM PDT by usconservative (When The Ballot Box No Longer Counts, The Ammunition Box Does. (What's In Your Ammo Box?))
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To: SoCal Pubbie

I don’t see how anyone can go through life and not recognize that the idea that race is only skin deep or a social construct is childish stupidity. But regardless of what prejudices you may have toward any given group, the most important thing is that you are able to judge individuals as individuals.


31 posted on 05/02/2014 6:37:22 PM PDT by Junior_G (Funny how liberals' love affair with Muslims began on 9/11)
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To: Altura Ct.

In a nation of free speech this is alarming.
I don’t like this, its very simular to the way Bundy was responded to in regaurd to his triade of ignorant but not intended to hate comments on the darker race.


32 posted on 05/02/2014 6:43:49 PM PDT by right way right (America has embraced the suck of Freedumb.)
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To: Altura Ct.

I didn’t read the article.
Duh!


33 posted on 05/02/2014 6:45:29 PM PDT by right way right (America has embraced the suck of Freedumb.)
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To: Altura Ct.

So we’re all just unconscious whipping boys for any slander you dish out?

Check

Bigot

Check

Self loathing faggot

Check

A boil in need of lancing

Check


34 posted on 05/02/2014 7:04:28 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: JimSEA

I was told in 2008 that I was just too stupid to realize I was racist. It was, of course, due to my objection to President Obama’s call for revenge.


35 posted on 05/02/2014 7:11:50 PM PDT by griswold3 (I was born here in America. I will die here in a third world country. Obama succeeded.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
The irony is that Don Lemon doesn’t think he’s a racist just because he’s a faggot.

Don Lemming is beyond stupid. One actually has to work at it to be that ignorant and he has gone beyond that.

80 IQ at best....

36 posted on 05/02/2014 7:12:41 PM PDT by Ouderkirk (To the left, everything must evidence that this or that strand of leftist theory is true)
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To: tomkat

“There’s was a time I thought that ‘American’ would win out and the race thing would resolve itself. I was wrong.”

It will work itself out; the perpetual malcontents are being contracepted and aborted into extinction. Look how Hispanic so many cities are now; the black areas are shrinking, and they are being replaced in every walk of life by Hispanics. The “first black president” (BJ Clinton) started this process with the 1996 welfare reform, which he engineered to win enough white votes for a second term.


37 posted on 05/02/2014 8:21:13 PM PDT by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic warfare against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: kearnyirish2; MinuteGal

Salem witch trials: if the woman accused of being a witch didn’t drown when dunked in water, then she was a witch and was burned at the stake; if she drowned, she was innocent, but of course deader than a doornail. Bottom line, you can’t win for losing.

Same here, if you are Whitey you are racist no matter what you say or feel about racism. We are at a point now in society that we will be constantly verbally walking on eggshells, afraid of any potential slip of the tongue, in particular when it comes to all issues of race.


38 posted on 05/02/2014 9:01:49 PM PDT by flaglady47 (Oppressors can tyranize only w/a standing army-enslaved press-disarmed populace)
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To: Altura Ct.

Lemon, hot knowing you are stupid is the new stupidity.


39 posted on 05/02/2014 11:19:41 PM PDT by Mike Darancette (Do The Math)
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To: Junior_G

I use prejudice in the broadest possible way, meaning pre judging. Some may be positive- a person wearing glasses may appear more intelligent, one might think an Asian might be a better student, etc. Others are bad but not criminal- a beautiful woman can’t be very smart, or a man can be thought more violent then a female, etc. But very few people are truly racists, I believe. There are even many people who will hold negative thoughts about a group yet treat individuals of that group just fine.


40 posted on 05/03/2014 10:38:32 AM PDT by SoCal Pubbie
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To: Altura Ct.
You used to hear a lot that racism was about power, so African-Americans (assumed to be powerless) couldn't be racist.

There may be a lot wrong with that rationale, but I wonder if a corollary of that notion may be that racism is a matter of public acts (involving the use of power), not about the expression of emotions in private.

If Blacks grumbling about Whites in private (or in public) isn't racism, then is an old White man grumbling about Blacks in private really racism either?

Sterling was powerful man and he did have a record of racial discrimination in the past, but this kind of ethnocentrism -- don't mix with those others -- is something you could hear everyday all around the world if you could eavesdrop on everyone's conversations.

41 posted on 05/03/2014 11:05:44 AM PDT by x
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To: flaglady47

“Same here, if you are Whitey you are racist no matter what you say or feel about racism. We are at a point now in society that we will be constantly verbally walking on eggshells, afraid of any potential slip of the tongue, in particular when it comes to all issues of race.”

We’re already past that; there is open and legal discrimination against whites (originally just the men; now the women are off the “preferred minority” list - due to pressure from blacks who see them as “privileged”), and while “polar bear hunting” attacks aren’t everywhere yet, the media blackout about them is most troubling.


42 posted on 05/03/2014 2:38:03 PM PDT by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic warfare against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: Altura Ct.

Don Lemon, CNN’s black hole expert.


43 posted on 05/03/2014 2:54:34 PM PDT by windsorknot
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