Dear Don Lemon: we don’t have time for your respectability politics
Dear Don Lemon,
So, after Trayvon Martin’s cold-blooded murder, you came out with a brilliant suggestion that would prevent unarmed Black men from being shot to death by (real or, in George Zimmerman’s case, fake) cops. Apparently, the real problem is that The Black Community TM isn’t respectable for White folks to treat decently. So you came up with a genius plan to…end racism? Anyway, your suggestions were….
Black people should stop saying “The N-Word”
Hey black people. You want "nigger" to go away? Then stop saying it. Because racists will respect that. Because racists are considerate.
— D'Brickashaw (@DragonflyJonez) August 1, 2013
Stop having babies out of wedlock As Mark Twain said, there are lies, damn lies, and statistics. Single Black women aren’t having hordes of children. The reason that the rate of Black children being born out of wedlock is rapidly increasing, is because the number of children being born in wedlock is decreasing. In fact, the overall number of Black children being born is in sharp decline.
But let’s get to the REAL issue here – why is an openly gay man lamenting the traditional family structure? A lot of the same people complaining about out of wedlock births are pissed that a few states will allow you to marry. So there’s that.
Finish school Yes, college drop-out Don Lemon, at the very least, Black people should finish high school. If only there were available public high schools to graduate from.
Pull up your pants Because if Black men dress better and get a college education, they will have better chances of getting a job that a White felon. Or not.
Stop littering Yes, it’s Black folks fault for littering, not the fact that predominantly Black communities are a common site of illegal dumping
Don Lemon, I am your people, and I’m going to try to help you dig yourself out of the Uncle Ruckus sized hole you’ve dug for yourself. Go to Fox News. Instead of staying at CNN, where your respectability politics are going to earn the wrath of #BlackTwitter, kick it with Larry Elder and @GOPBlackChick. After all, you want to take back the term “Uncle Tom,” (who begged for the forgiveness of the racists who killed him for they totally knew not what they did and what not) and have bragged that Geraldo and Tucker Carlson’s Daily Caller co-sign your opinions. Plus Fox News pays a lot more money. (I want 10% for this advice, BTW)
I am your people. Read the comments for advice from my people.