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.
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h/t: The Advocate