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MSNBC Host Calls Black CNN Anchor Don Lemon a Leader 'of White People' After His 'Pull Your Pants Up' Advice to Blacks


"...fake advice meant to make whites feel blacks are their own real problem."

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MSNBC's Toure on Sunday tweeted that CNN anchor Don Lemon is part of a group of "white leaders" after his advice earlier this year for black men to pull up their pants and make other changes in their lives.

CNN's Don Lemon was called a leader of "white people" by MSNBC host Toure. (Getty Images)

Toure, a co-host on MSNBC's "The Cycle," is black, as is Lemon. Toure later clarified that "white leaders," in which he lumped together Bill O'Reilly, Rush Limbaugh and Lemon, means "leaders of white people."

Toure got started on the topic after talking about the level of gun violence in the U.S., including "white-on-white" violence.

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Lemon made his initial comments in July, imploring blacks to "pay close attention to the hip-hop and rap culture that many of you embrace, a culture that glorifies ... thug and reprehensible behavior."

In addition to not sagging their pants, Lemon said blacks need to stop using the N-word, finish high school and lower the rate of children born out of wedlock.

(H/T: Weasel Zippers)



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