(The Root) — If misery loves company, it’s having one heck of a tea party with Don Lemon this week. His victim blaming and respectability policing on the heels of the devastating George Zimmerman ruling have made headlines and rubbed many the wrong way. Twitter has been karate-chopping his argument for the last couple of days with a clever hashtag (#DonLemonLogic) and biting commentary.
It’s safe to say that the dog piling will continue as long as Lemon insists on pretending that once black people pick up their pants and have some pride, everything will change for them.
My question for @DonLemonCNN is this: how do you explain all the kids in single households that don’t end up in prison? Are we unicorns?
— Elon James White (@elonjames) July 28, 2013
— Jamilah Lemieux (@JamilahLemieux) July 28, 2013
Shorter Don Lemon: “*I* overcame. I don’t know what’s wrong with the rest of y’all.”
— stacia l. brown (@slb79) July 28, 2013
don lemon got on tv and articulated 5 whole ridiculous points that i could sum up in one: be more like white ppl.
— fooler initiative (@metroadlib) July 28, 2013
Don Lemon is the only openly gay Black man in news and all he does is spew elitist fallacies we already heard from uninformed white people.
— Michael Arceneaux (@youngsinick) July 28, 2013
Why doesn’t @DonLemonCNN have a chain of charm schools for black boys if all we have to do is behave our way to prosperity?
— Dabnis Brickhouse (@thembithembi) July 28, 2013
Blacks need to just get degrees, marry whites and have six figure salaries and stop complaining, #DonLemonLogic