Don Lemon Blames Black People For Justin Bieber’s Use Of Racial Slur


Don Lemon Blames Black People For Justin Bieber's Use Of Racial Slur
Don Lemon

AFRICANGLOBE – Two videos were recently leaked of a teenage Justin Bieber using the word “n*gger”—first as a joke, then in song. On Sunday Bieber apologized (this was before the second video aired). Page Six, however, is also reporting that there is additional footage that “explicitly shows this was more than just one regrettable joke.”

Over the course of the last week, fans and fellow musicians have spoken out in Bieber’s defense.“He’s not a racist, he has Black friends!” many have said on Twitter and Instagram. Then, today, came CNN anchor and self-appointed Head Negro of Black America Don Lemon, writing:

Some are saying Bieber is racist.

Is he?

I don’t know.

Lemon then goes on to blame Blacks—who comprise a majority of the “Hip Hop culture” Bieber subscribes to—saying Bieber’s use of the racial slur was ultimately our fault. His reasoning:

Very frequently I hear young people of all ages, in public, who can barely get through a sentence without using the word; even calling each other n-words — of all different ethnicities.

Clearly Justin Bieber, a young man who by the way, has immersed himself in Black, Hip Hop culture should not be saying the n-word.

So the question is, if you want people like Justin Bieber to stop using it and to stop making excuses for using it, shouldn’t you do the same?

Lemon, an alleged Black man, and who is no stranger to Respectability Politics, has previously voiced his disdain for the various ways in which Black people walk, talk, and generally carry themselves. Like the time, just weeks after George Zimmerman was found not guilty of murdering Trayvon Martin, he provided several ways we could improve our neighborhoods. “It’s time for some tough love,” Lemon said. Very seriously, this included: pulling up our pants, no longer using the word “n*gga,” finishing high school, no more baby-making out of wedlock, and respecting our communities (no littering, y’all). Or the time, three weeks ago, he told us to just “get out of the hood” to escape the violence and ongoing gang warfare, as if leaving is as simple as renting a U-Haul and peacing out. Ta-Nehisi Coates would argue otherwise, bruh.

So Lemon’s response to Bieber-gate this morning came as no surprise. He acknowledges that Bieber, who was then just a teen, should “not be saying the n-word,” but then pours the blame on Black people. Lemon so quickly shifts the moral burden of racism onto us—we made Justin do this!—the victims and targets of teenage Bieber’s remarks. But what of Bieber, his words, his (repeated and deliberate) actions, his bad judgement? Even if I were to go along with your “we use the word n*gga which is why we can’t be mad at Bieber for using it” logic, Bieber is still his own man, able-bodied and smart enough to know when he’s saying something stupid (at least I hope). But, no, it’s our fault. Because it’s always our fault, right, Don?

It’s all kind of funny considering Lemon’s recent interview with actor Morgan Freeman. In it, Lemon briefly raises the topic of race, and how he feels he is constantly engaging in conversations about it on CNN and elsewhere, noting: “… sometimes I just get so tired of talking about it, I want to just go, ‘this is over, can we move on?'”

You want to move on, Don? Then maybe shut up.


By: Jason Parham


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  1. Funny Black America….you want all the people to be the same besides their color, your so called role models [rappers] their daily subject is calling each other(you) “Niggaz/Bitches” be it young or old..then you turn around and say there is a difference between nigga, nigger and nigger, its ok to call ourselves “nigga”, when another person of a diiferent color calls you Nigga you say its wrong, but youwant equality….its Funny, but its time you opened your eyes as black america the word “Nigga” doesnt give you any benefit nor respect..Stop using it you have been through enough, stop degrading yourselves….you think the white man will make you a law to stop using the word Nigga? is that what you are waiting for?

  2. Wow, I respect the fact that, every black person in this country may not have had the same opportunity. Empathy is not on his menu. Don’t but your brothers down lift them up. What is he doing to change the worlds perception of us as a people. He doesn’t realize how foolish it is to point fingers and not help with change.

  3. Bro!! That’s exactly what I believe to… Justin is not a brother so he has no business sayin it ‘because we say it’ ….. just like a brother has no business throwing rocks at us because we live in glass houses, these A hole is like the home guards in Africa who assisted the colinialists, a true modern day house negro

  4. How’s he know what excuse that white boy had four saying it? He hears ignorant blacks saying it around him like Little Wayne and the other ignorant modern day rappers or the white boy inside really feeling that way. Whatever his excuse it’s worthy of an ass whooping. Ignorant is what ignorant does.

  5. don lemon ain’t black,but got black in him,probably more ways than a dna,he is a mullatto who is looking out 4 his white side but claims black 4 convenience n confusion 2 the black race as a whole,this is what his kind has done n is known 4 doing 4 centuries

  6. don lemon ain’t black,but got black in him,probably more ways than a dna,he is a mullatto who is looking out 4 his white side but claims black 4 convenience n confusion 2 the black race as a whole,this is what his kind has done n is known 4 doing 4 centuries

  7. Idiots like Don Lemon pander to the system for their own personal survival, social acceptance and economic advancement. And especially when their pigmentation is lighter than the average black person, they believe that, they can be more easily accepted, and assimilated into a predominantly white society.

  8. Jason, i don’t think Don is 100 % wrong though. He is wrong when he thinks racial issues are over. Very wrong! Sometimes i think we haven’t moved very far! I however agree with him when he says we need to create a new history for black people. The ‘Nigger’ history was created by the white man. Why then do we continue to perpetuate it if we hate it so much? We know that they do not see back people as nothing more than slaves than continue to call yourself by the very thing that you hate? Doesnt make much sense to me. In South Africa we have the work ‘kaffir’. As black people we dont use it? You dont find us singing about it because the word is linked to a very negative and painful past! We know it exists but we will cut down any person that tries to call you that. You will accept another black person using it bt that is the end. You wont hear it in songs etc. Yeah of course we mainstream hip hop culture the idiots have adopted the ‘N’ word but not to the extent that Americans have. Its very strange to me and constantly struggle to understand the sense behind its use. Can we as black people establish an positive identity that ‘WE’ have created and not one we have adopted as a default to stick it to the ‘Man’. We better than that. That is what i took from Don’s comments.

  9. Don Lemon needs to be dealt with. I swear Black folks are the only people to defend racist acts against their own. It doesn’t matter what we do these people would still hate us. So what were we doing when they came and got us from Africa? Minding our own business. These coons have gotten out of control. Justin Bieber was raised like that. White culture is inherently raised toward other groups period. History reflects this. I’m done talking about this Coon!

  10. Don lemon doesn’t care about black men. Why can’t justin bieber be to blame for what comes out of his own mouth or even his parents. He takes every opportunity he can to bash black men. Why is this black man generalizing every black man in America to fit his notion of he thinks we are? We got enough for that coming from other races that look at tv and internet for their opinions we don’t need our own kind putting this out too. The fact that he’s gay has a lot to do with the fact that he despises black men in general and why he’s doing the racists’ bidding. It’s no secret that in hiphop being gay is frown upon and being masculine is highly encouraged. Take your self hating ass to fox with all of that.

  11. He’s on that if -Blacks -only -pulled -up -their -pants -theyd -be -treated -better tip. Hes definitely not the only one thats expressed similar highly flawed thought patterns..

  12. Why do #Black ppl always hav to be the blame for everybody wrong? Don Lemon . . . ignorancy at his best. Justin Bieber didn’t even seem to hav #Black friends bac in his days? But DonLemonCnn seems to think otherwise. #Coon