Kirsten Powers stated on CNN Tonight that “white men are very violent and a problem” on an episode where Don Lemon was defending his previous comments that aligned white males in America as the “biggest terror threat” to our country.
Lemon discussed an article from the New York Times that included information from a study that was conducted by the Anti-Defamation League.
Their study suggested that our great law enforcement doesn’t have enough concern for the white or right-wing extremism, violence, terror, and hate crimes conducted by the white males.
Lemon stated, “They say, of the extremist-related murders in the U.S., 71 percent came from right-wing extremism, 26 percent Islamic extremism, three percent from left-wing extremism. That’s 387 total deaths from 2008 to 2017. Shouldn’t law enforcement be concerned about it? Shouldn’t we be concerned about it? Shouldn’t we be able to talk about it without being demonized, quite honestly. I did, but it was accurate. What I said was right. What’s the way — what do we do?”
At some point it was Powers who later complained, stating something similar in nature, provided by NewsBusters:
Her complaint was that if school shootings were conducted by someone from the Middle East, that Americans would have a very different reaction. She also stated that if school shootings were done by African-Americans, then there would be a different reaction as well.
“So what we see here is we ignore — and we have statistics here showing that white men are very violent and a problem, and nothing’s being done about it.
And then we have the President of the United States talking about a bunch of brown people like they’re the terrorists. I mean, we have a county where we — every other day it seems like a white woman calls the police on a black man for barbecuing or gardening or delivering the mail, and yet we sit quietly while all these white men are out, you know, terrorizing people essentially. I mean, every time there’s one of these shootings, and it’s a white man.”
Lemon continued to be sour, complaining about people who discuss “black on black crime.” Lemon said, “Well, what about black on black crime?”
Bakari Sellers chimed in, stating that “black on black crime is a myth.”
Don Lemon was highly criticized for his previous comments about white males being a major terror threat to America.
Lemon had previously stated that we have to stop demonizing people, but then spoke specifically about white males, which is probably considered demonizing people.
Lemon said: “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. There is no travel ban on them. There is no ban on — they had the Muslim ban. There is no white guy ban. So, what do we do about that?”
Lemon faces mass amounts of criticism over the last two weeks because of his comments