Don Lemon Says White Men Are the “Biggest Terror Threat in This Country”

Earlier this week on CNN, openly gay anchor Don Lemon said that white men are “the biggest terror threat to this country.”


In light of current events including the Kentucky Kroger shooting by a white man that left two black people dead, Lemon got really, really blunt on air.

Lemon contrasted the mass murders committed by white men in this country with the “threat” many Americans perceive in the incoming caravan of 5,000 Central Americans fleeing violence.

"But we keep thinking that the biggest terror threat is something else, some people who are marching, you know, towards the border, like it’s imminent. The last time we did this, a couple hundred people came and most of them got tuckered out before they even made it to the border," Lemon explained.

"So we have to stop demonizing people and realize the biggest terror threat in this country is white men, most of them radicalized to the right, and we have to start doing something about them.”



Some on social media have accused Lemon of being anti-white. Others have taken his side, noting that he didn’t other an entire race, and that statistics technically support his comments. Here are the facts:


Lemon famously rang in 2018 by kissing his boyfriend on live TV.

How do you feel about Lemon’s comments? Please let us know in the comments.

h/t: The Advocate

10 thoughts on “Don Lemon Says White Men Are the “Biggest Terror Threat in This Country””

  1. His comments were about

    His comments were about domestic terrorism. To state the painfully obvjous, his comments were not about international terrorism; nor were they about other forms of domestic crimes.

    In its wisdom, the U.S. Congress does not allow federal monies to be used to research crimes that use guns. So to get a handle on this issue, you have to rely on a review of newspaper articles and media reports. For example, Mother Jones has compiled a data base of mass shootings in the United States from 1982 through the present. Most of the perps are white males.

  2. Lemon is another insular

    Lemon is another insular liberal who ignores the plights of indigenous people in Indonesia and Malaysia, for example, to instead reduce any debate about Islam to an idiotic narrative that selfishly satisfies his own liberal conscience. And those of those dumb enough to agree with him. That is racism through an through.

  3. Don Lemon is a talented

    Don Lemon is a talented personality. However, he can also let his ego get in the way which seems to be happening right now. He’ll get back on track. However, Lemon is not claiming all white males are a threat or downplaying crime by other groups. He is claiming that more mass murder terrorist attacks are happening at the hands of white males than by Islamic terrorists and refugees. He is speaking about a very specific crime and threat. 

    • And even at that, the overall

      And even at that, the overall number of deaths coming from the attacks done by white males is far less than the number of deaths caused by non-white individuals. Just look at the statistics. EVERY race or group has people that commit horrific crimes against others. Don Lemon continues to focus on the white (usually what he considers far-right) male. He can't pick and choose. Put it ALL out there. Humans are good and bad. He can't judge or blame entire groups based on the actions of a few. NOBODY is to blame for another's actions.

      • That’s because Don Lemon

        That's because Don Lemon lives within an elitist NYC media clique where one is supposed to have a given set of dogmas and everybody repeats them back and forth to each other whether they're in Manhattan or at their Hamptons house. That's why to Don Lemon : white male=bad. He'd never think : white male= inventor of the media and these TV cameras and every other bit of technology that made me able to live a comfortable coddled life.

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  5. LOL. How does Don Lemon keep

    LOL. How does Don Lemon keep his job ?I I remember him saying on air that he was skeptical of why a woman couldn't escape from being orally raped because she could just bite him.. 

  6. How do statistics support

    How do statistics support what he said? Black people while making up 12% of the population are responsible for about 50% of homicides according to decades of FBI statistics. Yes, most mass shootings are done by white men, but they represent a small fraction of overall homicides.

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  8. Lemon is the South end of a

    Lemon is the South end of a jackass!  How about we discuss the number of black on black shootings in Baltimore or Detroit!!!   The biggest threat to our country are small minded people like him! 


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