There are wise people out there holding constructive and thoughtful debates about racism – and then there is Don Lemon. On Monday night the CNN host ticked off scores of people by holding up a sign with the n-word on it.
The stunt came as Lemon talked about President Obama’s use of the racial epithet during a recent podcast conversation with comedian Marc Maron.
Obama said the massacre of nine people in Charleston, S.C. proves that racism still exists in this country. “It's not just a matter of it not being polite to say n----r in public,” Obama said.
Lemon held up a sign with the word written in large letters and asked CNN viewers if they were offended.
They sure were, but not by the word.