Don Lemon Asks: If You're Raised in America, 'How Can You Not Be Racist?'
CNN host digs up past to accuse vast amounts of Americans of racism
CNN's Don Lemon has claimed that people raised in the United States have “racial blind spots.”
The host joined CNN’s New Day on Friday and asked this question:
“Considering the history of this country ... how can you not be racist or have racial blind spots?”
"Listen, white people are so scared right now to do anything, to talk about anything, to broach these conversations. ...
"They’re sort of frozen because they — who wants to be called a racist, right?"
"Who wants people to think that they have a racial blind spot?" Lemon said.
"Every year, I have hydrangeas in my yard, they come back a different color, or a tulip or an orchid," he added.
"And it’s not because they’re different, it’s because the soil is different, right?"
"It depends on the nutrients in the soil," he continued.
"So, if you grew up in America, you came out of American soil, considering the history of this country ... change the thinking here, how can you not be racist?"
"How can you not have racial blind spots? How can you not see that the factory reset in America is whiteness?”
Lemon's comment comes as protests continue to sweep the country following the death of George Floyd.
Though some protests have remained peaceful, there have been many violent demonstrations, especially in New York.
Meanwhile, in Los Angeles, homicides and shootings soared amid Black Lives Matter protests and calls from leftist officials to defund the police.
The Los Angeles Police Department reported a 250% rise in homicides and a 56 percent increase in shootings.