Few are shocked to hear the Bill O’Reillys of the world generalize African-American stereotypes and present them to the masses, but when CNN’s Don Lemon jumped on the bandwagon, it was a surprise for many Blacks who took to Twitter to express their disappointment.
“Don Lemon put his jacket over a puddle for Bill O’Reilly to walk over it. He didn’t take the jacket off first,” wrote one Twitter user.
“Why did @DonLemonDNN have to sell us out?” wrote another tweeter.
The backlash was in response to Don’s most recent “No Talking Points” segment in which he listed five things the African-American community can do to help improve the quality of life in those areas.
Unfortunately, Don’s comments came off a bit condescending to many, as he supported some Republicans’ criticism that too much focus has been put on George Zimmerman’s fatal actions while crime is rampant in many low-income, minority neighborhoods.
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