CNN’s Don Lemon not only agreed with some comments made by Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly, but Lemon went on to say that O’Reilly didn’t go far enough:

Partial transcript via Real Clear Politics (video also at the link):


BILL O’REILLY, FOX NEWS HOST: The reason there is so much violence and chaos in the black precincts is the disintegration of the African- American family.


LEMON: He’s got a point. In fact, he’s got more than a point. Bill?


O’REILLY: Raised without much structure, young black men often reject education and gravitate towards the street culture, drugs, hustling, gangs. Nobody forces them to do that, again, it is a personal decision.


LEMON: He is right about that, too. But in my estimation, he doesn’t go far enough. Because black people, if you really want to fix the problem, here’s just five things that you should think about doing. Here’s number five, and if this doesn’t apply to you, if you’re not doing this, then it doesn’t apply to you, I’m not talking to you.

Many tweeters, in spite of Lemon’s qualifier, thought he was talking to them

Among the biggest critics of Lemon’s comments was MSNBC’s Goldie Taylor:

There are those who still believe that one of the great things about America is that everyone has access to their own “rope ladder” should they know where to look for it and choose to use it. How disappointing it must be for some to discover that, according to Taylor, their only way “out” depends on a CNN host not taking away the magic rungs.

Lemon took to Twitter to explain:

More in Lemon’s Twitter feed here.

And for others, “pass the popcorn”:

  • WhoMeToo

    Popcorn & Soda Time! ~_^

    • Jeremy

      Your so right too, I believe this just might force the bIack community to discuss the problems that are being created right in their own community !!!!! It will be a hard pill to swallow but the truth hurts don’t it, the bIack community has been hiding behind the race baiters for too long who give the bIacks cover when confronted on issues like this & telling whites if we touch that subject we are racist !!!!!!

      I think the ones committing over half the murders in America & how whites are 18 times more the crime victims at the hands of bIacks, thats RACISM RIGHT THERE against whites !!!!! Then consider that bIacks only make up 13% of the total U.S. population & whites still make up 65% of it, it is then you can see that we have a major bIack RACISM PROBLEM against whites here in America, LETS TALK ABOUT THAT bIacks !!!!!

  • Gloves Donahue, Jr.

    Hey, Don.

    Common sense is not allowed in Libtown.
    Dems are the “party of tolerance” as long as you agree with them.

    Why does a braying jackass like Sharpton (or Jackson, Holder, Obama) have any credibility on race? When have they been right?

    • Jeremy

      quite right.There is a death of common sense in too many cities and race hustling pimps like Sharpton and others jump at the chance to fan the flames.

      • trixiewoobeans

        Why aren’t more people insulted and outraged that thanks to the likes of Sharpton, Jackson, and the white Liberal establishment, they are EXPECTED to fail. Educational standards are lowered for their children cause I GUESS they think they’re stupid! Good students are mocked, criticized and beat up. Young women are taught not to want or expect a good man who will be faithful, drug-free and love and support their children. The seemingly only “popular” avenues for employment are sports, drugs or entertainment…which leaves drugs. Why aren’t they furious over their so-called leaders’ insulting excuses for them and their LOW to zero expectations? What a slap in the face from the people who claim to have your best interests in mind!

        • Jeremy

          They should be very angry and it’s pathetic that Sharpton and others of his ilk aren’t called out on it.

  • Scott Sage

    Isn’t it amazing how anyone that has answers for racial problems other than “give me money and a job and cell phone “because my grandparents grandparents MAY have been slaves is immediatley labled as Uncle Tom?

    • Oxbow

      A job? lol

      • Texan357


      • Jack

        I have to concur with Oxbow….what job…unless you are talking about “no show jobs” like the one Huma got from Clintons…

    • descolada9

      Wish there were more jobs.

  • ObamaFail

    Liberals can’t stand to see that maybe whitey isn’t to blame for the black man’s problems. So they attack anyone who doesn’t stay on the “white man holding down the black man” plantation.

    Lemon and O’Reilly made very valid points. Liberals know this, and the idea of holes being busted into their race-baiting agenda hurts them. So they decide to attack Lemon for agreeing with a Conservative and not helping further the agenda.

    My personal favorite part was his discussion about saggy pants. And the part about dropping out of school is worth a listen. He says, “Stop telling kids they’re acting too white because they go to school and speak proper English.”

    • nc

      I liked the saggy pants explanation too. I never heard that before. Should be spread like a viral video.

      Also, something so simple like the difference between littering in black and white neighborhoods. This shouldn’t be hard to do, right?

      • GreenEyedGal

        We lived in a primarily black neighborhood for nearly three years and my husband was so disgusted and discouraged I thought he was going to lose his mind. It was a townhouse with a very small yard and two parking spaces in the front. There was ALWAYS trash to be picked up. And he always did. The neighborhood itself is always filled with trash. Our back yard was fenced and we filled it with flowers and benches and it was an oasis of sorts, except people would walk by, cussing and screaming, “ni**a” this and “ni**a” that, throwing things over the privacy fence, even vandalizing it. Two days before I went into labor, we moved into a primarily white neighborhood and there are times we need to pick up trash, but they’re few and far between. We have no fences here and can sit outside anytime we like. There’s a park across the street and we take our son regularly. It’s like living in a completely different world.

      • Damien Johnson

        My dad taught me from an early age never to sag my pants and why never to sag my pants. Once when he came to college to get me a book he told this kid that was sagging his pants the truth; sagging comes from “available” men in jail. that boy pulled his pants up real quick.

        • nc

          I wonder why this explanation hasn’t been more well known, especially after so many years?

          • Damien Johnson

            In today’s homo-centric society, there’s no way the media will ever air that out. I’m surprised Don Lemon had the balls to outright say it, and yet hasn’t received backlash for perceived “homophobia” (most overused and mis-used word in the past 6 years).

            edit; just found out don lemon is, himself, gay. well there ya go. that’s why he hasn’t caught it.

          • nc

            Refreshing when a person’s private preferences are not constantly front and center, isn’t it? Another reason to respect Lemon, even though he’s a lib.

          • Damien Johnson

            Exactly. I didn’t even know that until I saw somebody mention it on youtube.

  • TJ

    It is hard to know who treats their apostates worse. Muslims who are not the right kind of Muslims to be approved Muslims or Liberals who share one opinion and only one with someone on the right but share every other opinion with the rest of the liberal party line.

  • Marty Luther

    Obama has made everything a war. Most of the MSM collapsed immediately. This is what happens if one of them remembers the truth and dares to stand up and speak it. Obama’s troops are merciless when it happens, a clear warning to others.

    • trixiewoobeans

      Imaginary wars keep the populace angry, panicky and feeling helpless, so in steps the Govt. to “save” them! It’s a ploy.

    • John Thomas “Jack” Ward III

      Shorter:Obama is the Don of the Race Mafia, and his Capos are Fat Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson. And since Don Lemon went against them, he’s in BIIIIIGGGG Trouble!
      If Mr. Lemon at least believes what O’Rielly said and Parrots it, he’s starting to move in the right direction… Jawamax 8<{D}

  • LinTaylor

    Righty agrees with something a Lefty says? Left throws a ticker tape parade and acts like they won a battle equivalent to Gettysburg or D-Day.

    Lefty agrees with something a Righty says? Torches and pitchforks for everyone!

    Black Lefty agrees with something a Righty says? Get some rope, we’re gonna lynch the mofo! …What? Racist? Of course not, don’t be silly.

    • Jeremy

      The typical race baiting hustler pimps are mad because,they wouldn’t have anything else to do if they didn’t make everything about race.

      • Deborah Hallsted

        Well Sharpton, Jackson, and their ilk can’t afford the value of common sense to become popular, how would they make money?

  • Maxx

    White liberals cannot legislate the problems out of the inner cities. Detroit and Chicago are proof positive of that much.

    Each time a Black American dares to question the status quo of the Black community, there are those who rush to Twitter with their imbecilic “Uncle Tom” insults. Instead of absorbing the critique and looking within, they want to blame community problems on everyone BUT themselves. If they can’t blame their plight on the white fella, then blame it on the “House N–rs” and of course, that attitude of entitlement is stoked nightly when MSNBC drums up “race wars” and “you’re being kept down by the man” narratives which guarantee a Democratic voting block for years to come. For example, this ridiculous “You’re being denied the right to vote and liberals are here to save you!”

    My friends and I grew up in an environment that when we were teens, if we had $5 in our wallets, we were rich. That situation never motivated us to steal from others or to accept that our situation could never improve. We knew if we just “hit the books,” stayed out of trouble and got an education, opportunities would present themselves and this way of life was not compromised when, for a few years of my early teens, I was living in what could arguably be described as a “white ghetto,” living off government cheese and canned beef.

    Crime is ALWAYS a choice. What possible motivation is there to walk up to a mother and shoot her child in the face? It’s not White America’s fault the crime statistics are what they are and frankly libs, the rest of America…which includes those Blacks who ARE working their arses off to succeed…is sick and tired of being blamed for the criminal choices of the perpetually “downtrodden.”

  • Txgirlinnh

    Mr. Lemon, I hope you are prepared for the vitriol that will be slung at you. I couldn’t agree more, the points you mentioned are the transcending basics for anyone that respects themselves, their family, and their community- regardless of race.

  • Ben Bollman

    I am shocked that Don Lemon is actually making sense but what Lemon thinks is common sense is being discouraged by the Left. They want the black community in permanent poverty so Big Daddy government can buy their votes.

    • Jon

      He’s really just going through the same thing Bill Cosby’s endured for the past decade. No one is questioning that either Cosby or Lemon are liberal on the majority of issues, but the left tolerates no freedom of thought on racial issues, and to stray away from the approved talking points is a thought crime.

      • Ben Bollman

        Yeah, I agree although judging by his recent and even older comments I’m not sure Bill Cosby is a liberal even though he may vote Democrat (and to be honest I doubt he still does). You are right however in that Don Lemon may be going down the same path Cosby did.

  • RanierWest

    oreillyfactor introduced the same lie that trayvon supporters are happy for – No oreilly. no trayvon supporters – trayvon was pinged as peculiar not because the color of his skin or how he dressed but how he behaved given the situation. I wish more realized bill did No service to the truth and gave no solution. bill’s only right about family issue, but that’s like Monday morning quarterbacking for Super Bowl XXIII (qualifier.)

  • Jack Deth

    Do all of these angry, racist Tweeters hate Don Lemon because he’s black? Or gay? Or right?

    My guess is the first two. Since being right is irrelevant.

    • michael s

      interesting coming from the guy who called ice-t a token constance marie a affirmative action actress,insulted padma lakshmi as being foreign born for voicing her opinion.

  • CarolinaSistah

    I would like for Don Lemon to explain what ‘black culture’ means to him.
    I’m black and I didn’t grow up exposed to hip-hop, sagging pants, or calling other people the ‘n-word’. Do I have a different culture?

    Also, is there not sagging pants, hip-hop, loose women, name-calling, and violent people among other than blacks?

    Stop drinking the ‘media’ koolaid Don Lemon. You believe what they tell you!

    • grais

      As he said, if it doesn’t apply to you, then he wasn’t talking to you.
      Sounds as if he grew up like you did. I think it’s obvious he was talking about a very problematic segment of black culture, which you cannot deny exists. He seems to be a sensible man; I’m sure he’d acknowledge that there are sagging pants, hip-hop, loose women, name-calling, and violent people among other than blacks. But he was talking about blacks.

    • objectivefactsmatter

      “I would like for Don Lemon to explain what ‘black culture’ means to him. I’m black and I didn’t grow up exposed to hip-hop, sagging pants, or calling other people the ‘n-word’. Do I have a different culture?”

      Analysis of culture is never meant to be absolute. We’re to understand that it’s generalizing and to be tested to see if the analysis is useful. He indicated this when he said that it might not apply to you and others within the group he was critiquing.

      Obviously there is still diversity in every cultural paradigm you want to describe. He was addressing what he saw as a destructive current in “black (American) culture.”

      What if these comments are useful in helping people improve their lives? How would you restate these ideas so as to be more accurate and or less offensive?

      Or should we just wait around for “reparations” to fix everything?

  • stuckinIL4now

    From Lemon’s tweet: ” …abused woman at some point has to leave abuser.” As in low infObamabots gotta leave the libturd plantation and abusers like Al Sharptongue, Jesse Jackass, Obamuh, da’ Mooch, Veep Biteme, Queen Nancy, Harry Reidiculous, and the rest of the Dembeciles, but who can say what will wake them up and when.

    • TDS

      But it’s easier to stick with the mob and not have to think for yourself…

    • objectivefactsmatter

      It’s almost like he’s saying, “Yeah, this is all the fault of the white supremacists, but we still have to try to help ourselves.”

      How about we all try to reject communist collectivism before we figure out how to “fix” America?

  • Frank Drebin

    Goldie Taylor @goldietaylor

    “But if I had a dollar for every turn coat mofo who made it up and out, then cut the rope ladder behind him…”

    That’s the old ‘Crabs in a Bucket’ mentality talking…

    • Jeremy

      great video.

    • RememberSekhmet

      He’s not pulling the ladder up, he’s TRYING to tell you where to FIND the ladder!

    • Suzyqpie

      Tks for the link, excellent.

  • chelovek5

    For me, the first stage in realizing how crazy liberals are was seeing their reaction to common sense and facts. Then you start to see more and more cracks in the surface of their ideology, until one day you wake up and realize that literally everything liberals believe is wrong, insane, or depraved.

    I don’t know if Don Lemon has the guts to leave the liberal plantation, but if he does, this could be the start of it.

  • FreedomFighter

    The people who look at Don Lemon as a turncoat, are the people running this country. That’s why nothing makes sense anymore.

  • Neil Leininger

    Lemon’s comments are true for any race. Why is it that the black community pisses on them more than any other?

    • Jeremy

      That is because,too many are brainwashed by Sharpton and others that tell the black community they aren’t allowed to think or make a better life for themselves.

  • TDS

    Hey everybody! Let’s start a national conversation about race issues…
    …so long as that conversation:
    1) Blames all whites for anything that can be seen as even a remotely race-related problem.
    2) All whites take full responsibility for every issue blamed on them in #1, even if they, personally, had absolutely nothing to do with the issue.
    3) Anything that could possibly be placed at the feet at any member or group of the black community will be ignored. But if any of these types of items IS brought up, see #1 and blame it on racist whites.

    As I have said before, this “conversation on race” is just going to be like arguing with your wife:
    You need to go into it knowing that they are the ONLY one that did nothing wrong, everything that has happened was your fault, and you will have to be the one that changes their ways and will end up paying for the whole thing.
    And even when you DO change, the next “issue” will still be your fault.
    Even when you have done nothing wrong.

    • Jeremy

      I so hate that “Let’s have a conversation” as well it never goes anywhere.The result will be blah blah “yeah you are a racist” or blah blah “you are an uncle Tom” blah blah response from the left.

      • logicrules

        We don’t need a conversation. What we need is for brave and honest people of ALL races to have the guts to say “meh, whatever”… or better…”shut the hell up!”… to all of these race baiters and profiteerers who play on a “guilt” that the vast majority of us do not deserve.

        We are traitors to honesty every time we put up with it.

  • $17227379

    I am sick of all the blaming whites get for something our ancestors may or may not have done. Sure, slavery was bad, but this self-imposed slavery many blacks put themselves in is worse.

    • Jeremy

      Yeah making themselves victims achieves nothing but, profiting people like Sharpton,Jackson,Holder,Obama who don’t give a damn about the black community.

      • Mark P

        You want to blame somebody , call your senators and represenatives and tell them to qiut giving money to other countries and quit with the global economy bullshit. What made our country great was the concept of having a good job ,taking care of your family and spending your money on goods and services , the money went in a circle and people where prosporous no matter what color their skin was .Put the jobs back into the UNITED STATES and things will improve.

      • michael s

        and you do?

    • ObamaFail

      I have no reason to be ashamed. My family tree goes back to people who never owned slaves and who fought in the Union during the Civil War.

      • $17227379

        I don’t know if my family ever owned slaves, I doubt they did.

        But I do have a Great-Great Grandfather who was enlisted in the Confederate Army. I figure it was more of a duty thing than some love for slavery.

  • grais

    Yes, it’s all just so crazy. There’s nothing at all wrong in the black community.
    I mean, look at Chicago, fcol. How can anyone say there’s a problem?

  • teamfrazzled

    I wonder if anyone who calls someone an ‘Uncle Tom’ actually read the book? Uncle Tom was viciously beaten to death by his white master for refusing to reveal the whereabouts of two escaped slaves. He was kind and deferential to all, even to authority figures -until his principles were at stake when even the threat of death couldn’t force him to abandon them -and he died for it as a principled man, the superior of his white master. I find it totally appropriate and fitting it is always Democrats, the party of the slave owners – who call blacks this name as an insult -and were the ONLY ones who ever did! Democrats believed then and now it is a major offense for any black to defy his white master. Period. What Democrats mean by ‘Uncle Tom’ is a black who betrays his master -and today it is “betrayal” to refuse to parrot the soul destroying crap he was told to think and therefore deserves to be viciously destroyed without mercy.

  • nc

    Imagine how “brave” Lemon must have felt – and with good reason – for expressing simple common sense while agreeing with “the other side.” How are we ever going to bridge this ever growing divide if it is so difficult to publicly agree on things? Isn’t honest agreement a good thing?

    Updated edit: I previously hadn’t had the chance to watch Lemon’s video clip, linked above, where he lays out his own 5 Points. Wow, good stuff and well presented. Sure, he got in his tiny libbie zing at the very end, but overlooking that, it was a great companion piece to BOR’s. This is how you get two sides talking about difficult situations.

    Well done, Mr. Lemon. Let’s keep talking. You might have opened the door for others to follow.

    And Mr. President, take notes. This is where healing begins.

  • neoface

    Liberals will eat their own if the person is just being honest but not on the same page as the liberal ideologue. I’m surprised this person doesn’t want to be a victim of liberal’s talking point. I think the only way the black community will change is if they look in the mirror, be honest and start changing. Beware that there are a lot of liberal enablers out there who don’t want you to succeed. JMO!

  • missyree68

    Don Lemon is a brave man to express his opinion and I do hope he is allowed. Hats off to you Mr. Lemon. We are all Americans and need to be united in a good way. Not all in any race needs to march in lockstep. Our differences do make us unique. And . . . that should be celebrated at the very least.

    • el_polacko

      agreed. it looks like not all gay men are wild-eyed lefties after all. my only suprise is that they didn’t attack lemon for being gay and, therefore, not really “black” enough.

      • Spiny Norman

        No, they aren’t. Case in point:

      • nc

        Well, he did make it clear that he’s still a leftie, but the fact that he’s gay is totally irrelevant so I’m not really sure why you brought it up. Shouldn’t these things be private?

  • Medicinewoman2

    Freedom is refreshing it, Mr.Lemon.

  • freddy

    Wake up Don people are really tired of being called racists and the more separation that occurs the worse it is for your demographic group. I will be very reluctant to hire an African American from here on out and happy to be separate rather than being blamed for all your self inflicted wounds. Your community is in a shambles dude and the statistics prove it so keep up the hate as whites give up on you (not Chris Mathews) and Hispanics crush you in the workplace and take over your neighborhoods with property ownership and small business. Your in big trouble and making it worse and YOU are to blame…

    • nc

      Did you watch his video, linked above? Yes, he’s a libbie, but he was willing to speak the truth about this subject. It’s a good start and I applaud him for it.

    • logicrules

      There is probably nothing more perpetuating of racism than being consistantly labeled as one when one knows damned well he has never been.

  • alvinjh

    I really don’t care if we are united or not. Let’s simply stop pretending.

    • HerodiousPeaskinner

      The myth of racial unity is a pointless, expensive exercise in futility.

    • nc

      Sorry, we are all Americans. The cost is too great in human and all other terms if we ignore the problem. We were moving very quickly in the right direction until some people decided to stir up trouble. We must and will get back on track again.

      • alvinjh

        My wife is black. Many blacks are racists. Many whites too. But most whites have given up the belief that their skin color makes them ‘better’. Time for blacks to give up their fears that skin color makes them ‘worse’. Ever had a conversation with a black person about the shade of being ‘black’ or why skin whitener is such a money maker? Ask Beyonce. Or her mom for that matter. Until ‘people’ start calling slugs slugs for their behavior regardless of race, I’m having none of it. Done with the apologizing genuflecting BS crowd that needs to feel guilty or good about itself. Piss on ALL the charlatans. They were never slaves and whites today were never slave holders. If people can’t free themselves from the tyranny of their own prejudices let them twist in the wind and be a public example to those who can. Enough excuses. Enough manipulation. Enough pretending. Racism is not the only motivation in life. Some people have NO moral center period. Acknowledge that and you have the beginning of a basis for reasonable conversations about how people behave..or misbehave….continue to makes excuses and wringing hands or cowering in fake guilt and I don’t give a damn. And quit starting conversations with the word ‘sorry’. Its weak.

        • nc

          “Until ‘people’ start calling slugs slugs for their behavior regardless of race, I’m having none of it.”

          Isn’t that Lemon and O’Reilly just did? In very specific ways, I might add. And the fact that they are coming at it from the left and right, not to mention black and white, perspectives, makes it even better, might reach more people.

          Nothing is going to change overnight. But this helps, not hurts. Too many people have been hurting by continuing to stir things up with reckless speech.

          BTW, you can get off your high horse now. You’re not the only one in an interracial family.

          • alvinjh

            Did I say I was the only person married to someone of a different color? That wasn’t me on a high horse, that was you trying to put me in my place.

            So piss off.

            Did I criticize what O’Reilly or Lemon said? I did not. I said I don’t care if we are united and we should stop pretending. I don’t care what you think either. But you had to chirp in so I told you what was on my mind. Don’t like it? Too bad. No one asked you to like it.

            You simply had to post something to me about “some people decided to stir up trouble. We must and will get back on track again”….

            I don’t think we’ve been on track at all.

            I think we’ve appeased the wrong people and didn’t support people saying things like what Lemon said.

  • TocksNedlog

    Lemon deals in real currency; leaves race card in wallet.
    Perpetual victimhood playas call him “cheapskate”.

    • World B. Free

      Don Lemon is still a far-left douche, although it’s refreshing to see him being truthful on this issue. I’m inclined to think of this instance as the proverbial blind squirrel finding a nut.

  • jerry148

    Actually surprised to hear Don Lemon agreeing with O’Reilly. I guess someone’s had enough of the Kool-Aid.


    “turncoat”? Don Lemon is learning quickly it does not take much to incur the wrath of the loving, tolerant, accepting, diverse, open, and progressive left.

  • Magnifico

    The moral of the story? Any criticism of African-American culture is racist.

  • John Thomas “Jack” Ward III

    Halelujia, Brother Lemon, I think you have FINALLY seen the light! And thanx to Bill O’Rielly for showing him the way! Jawamax 8<{D}

  • Slugglife

    Don Lemon left the plantation. the left want s him back.

  • Slugglife

    Apparently, the majority of blacks have never read uncle toms cabin. Just tell them uncle tom is an insult and they will parrot it nonstop. Never realizing uncle tom was a hero. Too bad most of them couldnt hold uncle toms jockstrap.

    • GaryTheBrave

      Same with Little Black Sambo, a story of a little boy who saves his parents from tigers. The family is East Indian, not African, but since the title has the word “black” in it, it’s RRRAAACCCIIISSSTTT!

      • Weygand

        You’re absolutely right about the origin of the name. There used to be a chain of diners called “Sambo’s”. If I’m not mistaken they were bought out by Golden West whose mascot was an American Injun.

  • rowdygirl726

    The left continues to eat their own. You can’t disagree, no natter what.

  • gold7406

    typical, don’t agree with me you’re a mofo. the left are so intolerant.
    the great society hasn’t been so great and more money,more programs, more studies will produce more poverty and more excuses.

  • Suzyqpie

    “There are vast career opportunities, money and political power to be gleaned from the specter of Mr. Zimmerman as a racial profiler/murderer; but there is only hard and selfless work to be done in tackling an illegitimacy rate that threatens to consign blacks to something like permanent inferiority. If there is anything good to be drawn from the Zimmerman/Martin tragedy, it is only the further revelation of the corruption and irrelevance of today’s civil-rights leadership” quote Shelby Steele.

  • Elaine

    Someone welcome the new Uncle Tom the the world of blacks who try to speak the truth and actually look for solutions, instead of just complaining about being a victim. Most of all, NEVER agree with a Conservative, especially one on FOX, even if they are 100% correct. Grounds for getting fired, Unc.

  • Juliette Akinyi Ochieng

    Leftists have almost destroyed black Americans. You’re next, other Americans.

    • sickandtired

      They are working on destroying us all and are making pretty good headway as far as i can see.
      We have to get control of our schools back, it’s the only way!

  • $27789750

    Feel for blacks who are not allowed to have their point of view by others of their race. If there is to be a ‘dialogue’, that’s where it needs to take place. Do it for your kids you guys.

  • keyboard jockey

    Don Lemon doesn’t appear to be as invested in the victim-hood mentality as leftward leaning MSNBC and CNN is pretty leftward leaning.

  • liberalssuck

    So, he speaks the truth and the left goes nuts… Ah it doesn’t fit their narrative. I see.

  • nayff

    Am I the only one that has an issue with an openly homosexual man talking about the proper role of families in the black community?

    • Shambhala666

      Yes. You are.

  • Harry Taft

    Any black American who even begins to acknowledge the problems of the African American population is immediately attacked as disloyal and guilty of betraying the tribe. The truth hurts too much and the racial pandering since 1964 hasn’t helped, it has actually aided in the disintegration of 13% of the total population. The racism of the blacks is built on suspicion and fear, borne out of ignorance. The “Great Uniter” has turned out to be “The Great Divider”. This will get worse before it gets better.

  • Actium Realty

    Don Lemon is right. The black underclass has dominated the discourse for
    too long. We, middle class black Americans are mostly at fault as our
    silence has allowed the underclass to monopolize the podium to the
    exclusion of all other voices. After 30 years of our apathy the ONLY
    voice heard by black America is the voice of the entrenched underclass
    and the few “you are a victim” professional allies they have. “The Cosby
    Show” was almost 30 years ago and many middle class blacks were happy
    to see a reflection of their lives but nothing ever followed up on the
    trail blazed by that show. Instead, in the late 1980s we got “West Coast
    Rap” and our community followed that model right into the toilet.
    ENOUGH! Make no mistake; a storm is brewing. A storm of righteous
    indignation from a constituency silent for far too long. It is not
    enough that we go to school, work hard, keep our pools clean, our cars
    and boats maintained, and raise our children well. Not when we are
    outnumbered by the black underclass to such a degree that our daughters
    have no one to marry, our sons marry white women out of necessity, and
    all of us suffer for “driving while black” due to the actions of a horde
    of poorly raised lowlifes. Jay-Z says he didn’t respect women until he
    had a daughter….that’s nice—for him. No mention of the 20 years of
    destruction to the self esteem of OUR daughters?? No apology for that?
    From Barcelona to Vladivostok, black Americans are greeted with the only
    language the world has heard for 30 years—-“hip hop, ghetto speak”.
    All the kids think its “cool”. Our community is inverted; the upper and
    middle class is pulled lower, instead of the lower class being pull
    higher by the middle and upper classes. NO MORE! The line must be drawn
    here! Do not waver, Don Lemon. Thousands of us are with you and I
    personally plan to become MUCH more vocal over the next 40 years of my
    life. With three children under the age of 10 I must do all in my power
    to destroy this negative image built by a few whose only desire was to
    get rich. We cannot fail!

    • nc

      This was an awesome post!

  • Katy1927

    This a perfect example of the educated young people and their understanding. They see a different world than the older generation. Hopefully they can make a better world, for not seeing it in Black & white only.

  • right_on

    Wow…say something true that racists don’t like, and BAM, just like that they out themselves with all the vigor of roaches when a light comes on! They uniquely expose another hateful trait that seems only to pertain to black Democrats: Race Allegiance.

  • L R

    Don Lemon is a respectable well-educated articulate honorable man. If I was his mother I would be so proud of him for what he has become. Don, if you need another mother to brag on you, let me know, this Texas momma thinks you’re quite the man!

  • MisterIncredible

    Don Lemon haphazardly stumbles into the perimeter of wisdom. Haha!

  • QueenB

    Hey Goldie – Perhaps the reason they “cut the rope ladder” after they get “up and out” is because of the horrible treatment they get whenever a non-approved thought escapes their lips. Just sayin’.

    • HealthyAmerican

      Maybe he cut the ladder because others aren’t so much trying to climb up behind him as get up far enough to drag him back down…

    • nc

      The “cut the rope ladder” thing is another libbie lie. Think about it.

  • MLCross

    I don’t know what everyone is so upset about. Don’s detractors just saved us all a huge amount of time. They just gave us the answer to that old question: “Isn’t it about time we had an honest discussion about race in this country?” The answer they’re giving us is, “No, it isn’t.”
    Look, when someone is having a temper tantrum and acting like a child, you ignore them until they tucker themselves out. Clearly, people like Goldie Taylor are determined to continue to act like children on this issue and throw temper tantrums when someone says something they don’t like. That’s fine. We’ll wait. It’s not our community that suffers from high illiteracy, high poverty, high unemployment, high illegitimacy… you just take all the time you need to simmer down, Goldie.

  • Rulz

    Go Don and Go Bill!

    Take on the establishment!!!

  • HealthyAmerican

    At some point when you’ve failed to harvest your crop, you have to cut your losses and burn the field, re-plant and do better with the next harvest. The reactions to Lemmon’s comments (from the black community) are practically the same people and almost word for word the same comments and reactions to Bill Cosby’s criticisms and he said basically the same things Lemmon said: Dress respectably, get an education, take care of your surroundings. And for that, the same tired old “Uncle Tom” epithet gets trotted out by black leftists with massive chips on their shoulders. Let them wallow in their poverty and self-pity if they are so determined to cling to it. If they don’t like this country, they can name ONE country in Africa they would be better off in and I would be happy to help purchase a one-way ticket upon written-and-signed contract they never return. Start concentrating on the younger blacks in the U.S. and begin teaching them these things: Education, Self-Respect, Community, Pride (not Tribal pride, which is the color-based BS Jackson/Sharpton spew) and Family.

    Let the older crop burn itself out and rot. They don’t want to listen, they want to feel like victims, despite the fact they’re victims only of their own ignorance and stupidity.

    • Dick Beninya

      ^^ THIS GUY ^^

  • doug james

    the truth hurts

  • C Pope

    Don Lemmon needs to be quiet on all topics regarding discrimination, race, religion, or sexuality. Perhaps being a Gay black man in America should soften his heart a bit, affording him some semblance of empathy. For goodness sake, Don you’re a homosexual! That being said, his decision to side with a bigot like O’Reilly on further proves the deep deep pathologies that he is suffering from. How dare him pass judgement on anyone when he lives in such a thinly blown glass house. Really!

  • Rick Bowser

    Well, we all saw this coming. The Black ( and white ) Liberals couldn’t wait to sing their choruses of “Uncle Tom” and “Token House N**ger”!

  • G21

    Although Marxism is revolutionary and Fabianism gradualist, the centrally controlled system that each envisions is basically the same.

  • michael s

    Don Lemon Goldie Taylor and Larry Elder don’t need to argue with each other. Bill O Reilly is the problem,just ask Andrea Mackris.

  • michael s

    i find it laughable the support for don lemon here.

  • Damien Johnson

    I just want somebody to finally speak out and outright say “FEMINISM!” as one of the causes of the breakdown of ALL family units, especially black families.

    • nc

      It IS a dirty little secret, isn’t it?

      • Damien Johnson

        the stuff colleges are run on.