Don Lemon is stirring up controversy on #blacktwitter after his defense of Stop and Frisk on his Tom Joyner Morning Show slot.
The CNN host commented that New York police were not always respectful of the people they stopped but tampering with the “formula that has reduced crime in New York City” could be dangerous. A formula that has seen African-American men harassed while walking in their neighborhoods and reinforces theories of white privilege.
“The question is, would you rather be politically correct or safe and alive?” he proposed to listeners. Hear Lemon’s commentary.
#BlackTwitter responded with the hashtag #DonLemonOn in response.
#DonLemonOn Don Lemon: Would you rather be acceptable to whites and get paid to hate yourself or be liked by the coloreds and get nothing?
— The Real Segun Idowu (@RevrendDoctor) November 5, 2013
Don Lemon should watch the 16-minute clip of Philadelphia Stop and Frisk incident. How about that waste of taxpayer’s dollars and police resources?