Don Lemon: Blacks, clean up your act!

Don Lemon: Blacks, clean up your act!

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Ben Ali

United States

#1 Jul 29, 2013
CNN anchor Don Lemon came to the defense of Fox News host Bill O’Reilly on Saturday regarding O’Reilly’s heavily-criticized take regarding crime in the African-American community.

“In my estimation, he doesn’t go far enough,” Lemon said in a commentary, before going on to list five tips for Black Americans to improve their living situation, starting with an entreaty to young African-American men to stop letting their pants sag as a fashion choice.

“Walking around with your a*s and your underwear showing is not okay,” Lemon said.“In fact, it comes from prison. When they take away belts from prisoners so they can’t make a weapon. And then it evolved into which role each prisoner would have during male-on-male prison sex.”
“I’ve lived in several predominantly white communities in my life,” Lemon said.“I rarely, if ever, witnessed people littering. I live in Harlem now. It’s a historically Black neighborhood. Every single day, I see adults and children dropping their trash on the ground when the garbage can is just feet away. Just being honest here.”

Additionally, Lemon cited an oft-mentioned statistic saying 72 percent of African-American children were born out of wedlock. But that figure has been in dispute since as far back as 2009, when columnist Ta-Nehisi Coates pointed out in The Atlantic that the birth rate among Black women was actually declining at the time, and that the birth rate for married Black women was lower than among married white women.
“There is no data to show that the black ‘illegitimacy’ figure of 70 percent has been caused by unmarried black women having more kids than they did in the past,” Coates wrote at the time.

Lemon’s remarks were also ripped in a subsequent panel discussion by Global Grind editor-in-chief Michael Skolnick.

“I think your remarks sound like a conserative preacher on a Sunday,” Skolnick told Lemon.“Certainly Bill O’Reilly should welcome you on his show. I’m disappointed in you. You’re talking about sagging pants? I’ve heard this rap for years, talking about sagging pants. Let’s talk about why we incarcerate 2.2 million people in this country, and why young kids look up to guys who come out of jail.”

“Michael, not every Black kid is in jail,” Lemon countered.“And there are rules. People should know where that style comes from. Whether it’s a Black kid, a white kid, a Black kid, whether it’s Justin Bieber. That is glorifying prison culture. Who wants to see someone’s butt-crack?
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Ben Ali

United States

#2 Jul 29, 2013
Somebody's got to say it!

“Beautiful Princess.....”

Level 6

Since: Jan 08

Los Angeles, CA.

#3 Jul 29, 2013
Ben Ali wrote:
CNN anchor Don Lemon came to the defense of Fox News host Bill O’Reilly on Saturday regarding O’Reilly’s heavily-criticized take regarding crime in the African-American community.
“In my estimation, he doesn’t go far enough,” Lemon said in a commentary, before going on to list five tips for Black Americans to improve their living situation, starting with an entreaty to young African-American men to stop letting their pants sag as a fashion choice.
“Walking around with your a*s and your underwear showing is not okay,” Lemon said.“In fact, it comes from prison. When they take away belts from prisoners so they can’t make a weapon. And then it evolved into which role each prisoner would have during male-on-male prison sex.”
“I’ve lived in several predominantly white communities in my life,” Lemon said.“I rarely, if ever, witnessed people littering. I live in Harlem now. It’s a historically Black neighborhood. Every single day, I see adults and children dropping their trash on the ground when the garbage can is just feet away. Just being honest here.”
Additionally, Lemon cited an oft-mentioned statistic saying 72 percent of African-American children were born out of wedlock. But that figure has been in dispute since as far back as 2009, when columnist Ta-Nehisi Coates pointed out in The Atlantic that the birth rate among Black women was actually declining at the time, and that the birth rate for married Black women was lower than among married white women.
“There is no data to show that the black ‘illegitimacy’ figure of 70 percent has been caused by unmarried black women having more kids than they did in the past,” Coates wrote at the time.
Lemon’s remarks were also ripped in a subsequent panel discussion by Global Grind editor-in-chief Michael Skolnick.
“I think your remarks sound like a conserative preacher on a Sunday,” Skolnick told Lemon.“Certainly Bill O’Reilly should welcome you on his show. I’m disappointed in you. You’re talking about sagging pants? I’ve heard this rap for years, talking about sagging pants. Let’s talk about why we incarcerate 2.2 million people in this country, and why young kids look up to guys who come out of jail.”
“Michael, not every Black kid is in jail,” Lemon countered.“And there are rules. People should know where that style comes from. Whether it’s a Black kid, a white kid, a Black kid, whether it’s Justin Bieber. That is glorifying prison culture. Who wants to see someone’s butt-crack?
http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2013/07/27/cnn-anc...
He has some valid points but as much as he feels this way there are several blacks that feel this way too. So you see saying "BLACKS, CLEAN UP YOUR ACT" is BS not all black sag or litter or play loud music or go to jail or whatever other unsavory thing people can come up with and plenty of whites DO. I've seen whites sag, liter go to jail, curse whatever. Biggest hypocrites on earth.

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#5 Jul 29, 2013
Ben Ali wrote:
CNN anchor Don Lemon came to the defense of Fox News host Bill O’Reilly on Saturday regarding O’Reilly’s heavily-criticized take regarding crime in the African-American community.

“In my estimation, he doesn’t go far enough,” Lemon said in a commentary, before going on to list five tips for Black Americans to improve their living situation, starting with an entreaty to young African-American men to stop letting their pants sag as a fashion choice.

“Walking around with your a*s and your underwear showing is not okay,” Lemon said.“In fact, it comes from prison. When they take away belts from prisoners so they can’t make a weapon. And then it evolved into which role each prisoner would have during male-on-male prison sex.”
“I’ve lived in several predominantly white communities in my life,” Lemon said.“I rarely, if ever, witnessed people littering. I live in Harlem now. It’s a historically Black neighborhood. Every single day, I see adults and children dropping their trash on the ground when the garbage can is just feet away. Just being honest here.”

Additionally, Lemon cited an oft-mentioned statistic saying 72 percent of African-American children were born out of wedlock. But that figure has been in dispute since as far back as 2009, when columnist Ta-Nehisi Coates pointed out in The Atlantic that the birth rate among Black women was actually declining at the time, and that the birth rate for married Black women was lower than among married white women.
“There is no data to show that the black ‘illegitimacy’ figure of 70 percent has been caused by unmarried black women having more kids than they did in the past,” Coates wrote at the time.

Lemon’s remarks were also ripped in a subsequent panel discussion by Global Grind editor-in-chief Michael Skolnick.

“I think your remarks sound like a conserative preacher on a Sunday,” Skolnick told Lemon.“Certainly Bill O’Reilly should welcome you on his show. I’m disappointed in you. You’re talking about sagging pants? I’ve heard this rap for years, talking about sagging pants. Let’s talk about why we incarcerate 2.2 million people in this country, and why young kids look up to guys who come out of jail.”

“Michael, not every Black kid is in jail,” Lemon countered.“And there are rules. People should know where that style comes from. Whether it’s a Black kid, a white kid, a Black kid, whether it’s Justin Bieber. That is glorifying prison culture. Who wants to see someone’s butt-crack?
http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2013/07/27/cnn-anc...
He mentioned some valid points that permeate amongst some people in the black race.
Hey

Penfield, NY

#6 Jul 29, 2013
He did an excellent job. I hope more people speak up. The story he told about what that mother said to her son was awful.
Truthful

Culver City, CA

#7 Jul 29, 2013
I find it hilarious that people complain about blacks doing the same thing that everybody else does.

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#8 Jul 29, 2013
I love playing my lloyd Cd loud in my truck no different than the ridiculously loud pipes whites place on their vehicles. But i agree with everything else. Music is a major part of our culture...the greatest singers of all time are Brown Americans. Dont like my music turn up your radio.
Sadbutrue

Woodbridge, VA

#9 Jul 29, 2013
Phoenix Ascended wrote:
<quoted text>
He mentioned some valid points that permeate amongst some people in the black race.
MACEO

We have Dumb Black Men like you who talk to your own profiles at 60 years old and chase White women for the last 35 to 40 years and end up with nothing to show for your lives

Then your ashamed when other Races point you out on what you've done as the reasons why Black men LAG!

You sure didnt lag when it came to chasing White women puzzy but when it comes to doing for the Black race, mentoring or given back you don't do a damn thing!
Sadbutrue

Woodbridge, VA

#10 Jul 29, 2013
Truthful wrote:
I find it hilarious that people complain about blacks doing the same thing that everybody else does.
MACEO

You sound like a FOOL! No other race of men abandon their women, children and go running after Low Rate WW while they let their own race go without!

Only Black men like you do these Foolish things!

1.3 Black males are incarcerated saying they have "No Fathers, no guidance, No good decent Mentor's, nor do you care!

All you care about his CHASING WW SEX AND BRAGGING ABOUT IT OTHER BLACK MEN AS WELL AS ONLINE LIKE A FOOL!

GROW UP AND GIVE BACK!

Every Race of men give back and teach their sons EXCEPT AFRICAN AMERICAN MEN!

YOUR GOING EXTINCT..........NOBODY WANTS YOU NOT EVEN YOUR WOMEN!
AlwaysRoomForMod ification

San Antonio, TX

#11 Jul 29, 2013
It's not saying the blacks are the only ones who perform these uncouth actions, but that the black races problems are severely protruding. In comparison to other races, blacks tend to be more rebellious and lethal.
KIP

San Francisco, CA

#12 Jul 29, 2013
AlwaysRoomForModification wrote:
It's not saying the blacks are the only ones who perform these uncouth actions, but that the black races problems are severely protruding. In comparison to other races, blacks tend to be more rebellious and lethal.
I wouldn't say that.

I live in San Francisco and white people run around naked in public with their dogs. Now THAT'S rebellious. It's just that black people in America are a threat. We always have been, because we shook up the system for what it really was. That wasn't supposed to happen. America was supposed to be a quiet, nice, little world where white people could rule, bully, and do as they wish at the expense of others, until Vietnam and the Civil Rights movement. I understand the issue of crime today, but much of that involves poor people. Crime is the language of poverty. Look any place in the world. Look in eastern europe and you'll see. Oh wait! They can't do that. There's no blacks there.

I just love the irony.
Sadbutrue

Woodbridge, VA

#13 Jul 29, 2013
KIP wrote:
<quoted text>
I wouldn't say that.
I live in Ashburn, Va/formerly Woodbridge, VA and white people run around naked in public with their dogs. Now THAT'S rebellious. It's just that black people in America are a threat. We always have been, because we shook up the system for what it really was. That wasn't supposed to happen. America was supposed to be a quiet, nice, little world where white people could rule, bully, and do as they wish at the expense of others, until Vietnam and the Civil Rights movement. I understand the issue of crime today, but much of that involves poor people. Crime is the language of poverty. Look any place in the world. Look in eastern europe and you'll see. Oh wait! They can't do that. There's no blacks there.
I just love the irony.
MACEO

You sound like a FOOL! No other race of men abandon their women, children and go running after Low Rate WW while they let their own race go without!

Only Black men like you do these Foolish things!

1.3 Black males are incarcerated saying they have "No Fathers, no guidance, No good decent Mentor's, nor do you care!

All you care about his CHASING WW SEX AND BRAGGING ABOUT IT OTHER BLACK MEN AS WELL AS ONLINE LIKE A FOOL!

GROW UP AND GIVE BACK!

Every Race of men give back and teach their sons EXCEPT AFRICAN AMERICAN MEN!

YOUR GOING EXTINCT..........NOBODY WANTS YOU NOT EVEN YOUR WOMEN!
Sadbutrue

Woodbridge, VA

#14 Jul 29, 2013
Bychance37 wrote:
<quoted text>
He has some valid points but as much as he feels this way there are several blacks that feel this way too. So you see saying "BLACKS, CLEAN UP YOUR ACT" is BS not all black sag or litter or play loud music or go to jail or whatever other unsavory thing people can come up with and plenty of whites DO. I've seen whites sag, liter go to jail, curse whatever. Biggest hypocrites on earth.
MACEO

You sound like a FOOL! No other race of men abandon their women, children and go running after Low Rate WW while they let their own race go without!

Only Black men like you do these Foolish things!

1.3 Black males are incarcerated saying they have "No Fathers, no guidance, No good decent Mentor's, nor do you care!

All you care about his CHASING WW SEX AND BRAGGING ABOUT IT OTHER BLACK MEN AS WELL AS ONLINE LIKE A FOOL!

GROW UP AND GIVE BACK!

Every Race of men give back and teach their sons EXCEPT AFRICAN AMERICAN MEN!

YOUR GOING EXTINCT..........NOBODY WANTS YOU NOT EVEN YOUR WOMEN!
AAfirebeauty

United States

#15 Jul 29, 2013
Don Lemon is a gay black man. BLACK MEN LIKE HIM ARE THE REAL PROBLEM.

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#16 Jul 29, 2013
He is good looking...
AAfirebeauty

United States

#17 Jul 29, 2013
Carmiana wrote:
He is good looking...
Yeah too bad he plays for the other team. What a waste of seamen.

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Los Angeles, CA.

#18 Jul 29, 2013
Sadbutrue wrote:
<quoted text>MACEO
You sound like a FOOL! No other race of men abandon their women, children and go running after Low Rate WW while they let their own race go without!
Only Black men like you do these Foolish things!
1.3 Black males are incarcerated saying they have "No Fathers, no guidance, No good decent Mentor's, nor do you care!
All you care about his CHASING WW SEX AND BRAGGING ABOUT IT OTHER BLACK MEN AS WELL AS ONLINE LIKE A FOOL!
GROW UP AND GIVE BACK!
Every Race of men give back and teach their sons EXCEPT AFRICAN AMERICAN MEN!
YOUR GOING EXTINCT..........NOBODY WANTS YOU NOT EVEN YOUR WOMEN!
Bytch you always sound like a FOOL! And quite frankly have proven yourself to be one on many occasions. You old emaciated skeleton of a white man, who is dumber than you? You actually think no one is the wiser to your BS. I saw the post where you admitted that you were a white man. Don't even try it. And what do you mean no one wants me including my own women? I am a woman you ditz! Are you drunk again and rattling off after another long day of drinking Cisco and eating Twinkies? Bytch GTFOH with your brain damaged ass!
AAfirebeauty

United States

#19 Jul 29, 2013
Bychance37 wrote:
<quoted text>
Bytch you always sound like a FOOL! And quite frankly have proven yourself to be one on many occasions. You old emaciated skeleton of a white man, who is dumber than you? You actually think no one is the wiser to your BS. I saw the post where you admitted that you were a white man. Don't even try it. And what do you mean no one wants me including my own women? I am a woman you ditz! Are you drunk again and rattling off after another long day of drinking Cisco and eating Twinkies? Bytch GTFOH with your brain damaged ass!
Ahahahroflmao
KIP

San Francisco, CA

#21 Jul 29, 2013
Sadbutrue wrote:
<quoted text>
MACEO
You sound like a FOOL! No other race of men abandon their women, children and go running after Low Rate WW while they let their own race go without!
Only Black men like you do these Foolish things!
1.3 Black males are incarcerated saying they have "No Fathers, no guidance, No good decent Mentor's, nor do you care!
All you care about his CHASING WW SEX AND BRAGGING ABOUT IT OTHER BLACK MEN AS WELL AS ONLINE LIKE A FOOL!
GROW UP AND GIVE BACK!
Every Race of men give back and teach their sons EXCEPT AFRICAN AMERICAN MEN!
YOUR GOING EXTINCT..........NOBODY WANTS YOU NOT EVEN YOUR WOMEN!
Shut up Nomran and take your meds.
Sadbutrue

Woodbridge, VA

#22 Jul 30, 2013
bychance--MACEO wrote:
<quoted text> don't be afraid, we always knew our AAM & WW ARE THE FINEST OF ALL CREATION!

Ive always wanted to keep lowly White women to myself ! My mantra is " say it loud im black and im proud, black is beautiful, and my prediction is, just like in the movie "django" the AA man will buy back his wife, screw her, use her while WE Uplift White women and destroy Black women and the Black family!(forty years).
MACEO

Your SAD as a 60 year old man and your life "Amounted to NOTHING". It really shows the sad, Effeminate State that many Black men are in..........the Man/Boy syndrome where you still don't know yourself!

Why not give back? Why not mentor? Whats wrong with given back to your own race and STOP BEING SO DAMN NEGATIVE!

Black men like you do N-O-T-H-I-N-G for the RACE like FOOLS!

I don't care if you LOVE WHITE WOMEN WHY CAN'T YOU LOVE YOURSELF MACEO?

Very sad!

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