On Wednesday, CNN’s Don Lemon asserted that racism and “white kids in the suburbs” are the root of America’s drug problem.
Appearing on “OutFront,” Lemon cited an ACLU report that said that black people are four times more likely to be arrested for marijuana than whites.
“Those of us in the real world my age who have seen the marijuana, first it was very taboo, now it’s being accepted,” Lemon said. “I lived in the suburbs. There is a lot of drugs, a lot of marijuana in the suburbs, more than I see in urban areas. That’s what I see and a lot of kids who bought their pot were buying it from white kids in the suburbs.”
Of course, Lemon only plays this race card when it suits his narrative.
Last year, Lemon got heat from liberals when he played a clip of Bill O’Reilly saying, “The reason there is so much violence and chaos in the black precincts is the disintegration of the African American family… Raised without much structure, young black men often reject education and gravitate towards the street culture, drugs, hustling, gangs. Nobody forces them to do that. Again, it is a personal decision.”
“Bill’s got a point,” Lemon said. “In fact, he’s got more than a point… In my estimation, he doesn’t go far enough.”
“More than 72% of children in the African Americans are born out of wedlock,” Lemon said. “Studies show that lack of a male role model is an express train right to prison, and the cycle continues… Please, pay attention to and think about what has been presented in recent history as acceptable behavior. Pay close attention to the hip hop and rap culture that many of you embrace, a culture that glorifies everything I just mentioned, thug and reprehensible behavior, a culture that is making a lot of people rich—just not you. And it’s not going to.”