Don Lemon Says Unaware Racists Are The New Form Of Racism
CNN Journalist Don Lemon recently made an interesting point about how being in denial about being racist is the newest and most dangerous form of racism.
Check out some of what he had to say below:
Donald Sterling and Cliven Bundy- Two people, who are recently accused of disparaging black people, some of it caught on video and audiotape; yet they deny they are racist.
It’s all too warped and twisted and really defies any explanation beyond bigotry and racism.
Clinical Psychologist Dr. Jeff Gardere said on CNN that, “I’m not surprised by any of this. We have people who have very racist views but who don’t consider themselves to be racist. They think the things that they say about certain people and their thought patterns are based in some sort of reality. They’re based on stereotypes of course.”
The stereotype is that people other than those who look like you are not considered worthy or good enough to be seen with you in public. I’ve said for years now that the new racism is the denial of racism.
In the past few weeks after hearing from Bundy and Sterling, I have changed my mind.
The new racism is being unaware that you are racist. And that is the worst kind of anything; to be woefully ignorant. Because in the latest two cases ignorance truly is not bliss.
It is downright dangerous.
Do you agree with Don?