CNN’s Lemon: Not Knowing You’re Racist Is ‘The New Racism’
Mediaite ^ | Apr 29, 2014 | Evan McMurry
Posted on Tuesday, April 29, 2014 11:37:19 AM by bkopto
CNN’s Don Lemon tackled the Cliven Bundy/Donald Sterling racistapalooza on his weekly commentary segment of the Tom Joyner Show Tuesday morning, arguing that a racial solipsism had stricken contemporary racists, to the point that they could hold explicitly racist opinions and be completely unaware of them.
“I’ve said for years now that the new racism is the denial of racism,” Lemon said. “But 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,” he continued. “Because in the latest two cases ignorance truly is not bliss. It is downright dangerous.”
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