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Don Lemon Takes on Black Writer for ‘Why I Hate Being a Black Man’

 

CNN’s Don Lemon brought on an unusual guest Saturday: a Black writer who wrote a column titled, “Why I hate being a black man.” Orville Lloyd Douglas explained to Lemon why he wrote such a highly charged column and what it’s like for him being a Black man.

Douglas admitted he’s mainly talking about the stereotypes surrounding Black men regarding his self-hatred, saying it’s hard for people who don’t conform to the stereotypes of Black men to live in society.

Lemon was somewhat baffled by what he was saying, asking him why he doesn’t just let himself define who he is and not worry about other people. Douglas, a Canadian, explained race is handled with kid gloves up there, especially to the “more progressive way” it’s talked about in America.

Lemon credited Douglas for being very brave to come out like he is, especially with all the online hate he’s getting, but also pressed him on rejecting the self-hatred. Lemon said he should just “learn to love being Black” and not to “let other people define who you are.”

Douglas also talked about diversity in Canada, as well as racial and social issues that aren’t being dealt with in Toronto. If only they had a competent mayor who could f… oh, wait.

Source: Mediaite

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13 thoughts on “Don Lemon Takes on Black Writer for ‘Why I Hate Being a Black Man’

  1. D Oliver Martin says:

    KILL!!! , really…….. and you are talking about a Shepherd of God……..Wow, diversity is key..(his point is HIS POINT of VIEW)

  2. Angela Jarvis says:

    D Oliver Martin thats religious folks for you!!!!!! smh!

  3. Angela Jarvis says:

    D Oliver Martin thats religious folks for you!!!!!! smh!

  4. Cecile Noel says:

    you hate to be black kill you up you are damn stupid ass ,i have a lots problem over my head to resolve as a shepherd of God jehovah then hear you talking shit on CNN,kill you up nobody will miss you Douglas.

  5. Grady Nelson says:

    You have issues black woman. You are typical of a brainwashed religious fanatic! Seek help!!!!!!!!!!!

  6. Cecile Noel says:

    listen does not happy about the man said on cnn he hate to be black and respond there or they respond they even don't know what they respond better they shut up because they even don't know what they respond ok it is not don lemon said that but Douglas a black man from canada, and a shepherd can be tied of idiocity of the black man when he go talking shit he hate is color if he hate is color then he should kill him that i said and i repeat

  7. Cecile Noel says:

    i don't have religion am the shepherd of God jehovah i belong to God jehovah then nothing your evil can do about it

  8. Angela Jarvis says:

    Cecile Noel you sound very illiterate!! go back to school! can't make head or tale of what you're trying to say!

  9. Stan Cruz says:

    You will get nowhere with Cecile Noel, her ignorances runs to deep.

  10. Cecile Noel says:

    well some of you came here to insulted the shepherd of God jehovah but jadis many did the same thing that why i ignore many of you ,because your shit heart are evil and pathetic

  11. Anonymous says:

    Grady Nelson ,give her credit. She spelled 'damn' correctly. (although very little else)

  12. Anonymous says:

    Grady Nelson ,give her credit. She spelled 'damn' correctly. (although very little else)

  13. Prince Tau says:

    his first mistake was thinking he was Canadian and this guy is just a jackass for lack of a better word but 4 real this guy needs to be reeducated as to where he comes from we were and are kings and queens of the world scratch that Gods know thy self man

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