Glenn stands with… CNN’s Don Lemon?

EDITOR’S NOTE: Due to inclement weather in Dallas over the weekend, Glenn and his staff were still unable to make it into the office. Instead, Glenn broadcasted his radio program from home. As a result, no video clips will be available from Monday’s radio show. You can listen to the entire Glenn Beck Radio Program HERE. The story below is based on one of Monday’s radio segments. 

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CNN’s Don Lemon made headlines in July when defended Bill O’Reilly’s remarks about the problems in the black community. At the time, Lemon explained that O’Reilly had “a point. In fact, he’s got more than a point… In my estimation, he doesn’t go far enough.”

Lemon then listed five essential reforms black men need to make:

• Pull up pants
• Drop the N-word
• Take care of their communities
• Finish high school
• Lower rate of children born out of wedlock.

While Lemon’s remarks caused some controversy at the time, the conversation had seemingly moved on. That is until MSNBC’s Toure decided to rehash the comments in Twitter rampage on Saturday in which he referred to Lemon as part of a group of ‘white leaders’. Toure later clarified that ‘white leaders’ was meant to connote ‘leaders of white people’ (i.e. Bill O’Reilly, Rush Limbaugh, etc) not ‘leaders who are white’.

“You see what they’re doing to Don Lemon,” Glenn asked on radio this morning. “This is incredible. Don Lemon’s not a guy that I agree with… But he said black men should pull up their pants and make changes to their lives. So now MSNBC is saying that he is a ‘white leader’ – a leader of white people.”

“You’ve got to toe the line,” Pat added. “You’ve got to toe that progressive line or they will beat you senseless.”

Toure got on the topic after talking about the level of gun violence in the U.S., including “white-on-white” violence.

“Look at that. Now they are calling him a race traitor because he disagrees. Don’t people on the left see what is happening,” Glenn asked. “Tolerance, somehow or another, is ‘agree with me or perish.’”

“[Don Lemon’s] not a conservative. Look what he’s saying. [But] if you don’t toe that line, you’re toast. I hope Don Lemon comes out swinging,” he concluded. “I don’t know your opinions enough to say I disagree or agree with you, but I will tell you this: What they are doing to you is an outrage, so whether I agree with you or not doesn’t matter. We stand with ya. And I’m sorry for that because they’re going to use that against ya. But it’s just an outrage. That’s not tolerance. That’s fascism.”

  • tobias smit

    wow oh wow “pull up your pants” , “get a life”, “finish school” and screw a girls life away(as in getting her pregnant) ” are racists?? And “white leaders” statements?
    Gee Toure or who ever you are, it is then no bleeding wonder YOUR community is a sh..t hole. It is guys like Bill O’Reilly, Mr Lemon, Dr Carter, Col. West and sadly enough too few others trying to help YOUR people. And tell me when are YOU going to give back like the O’Reilly’s, Beck’s, Carter’s and West’s etc etc?

  • tobias smit

    wow oh wow “pull up your pants” , “get a life”, “finish school” and screw a girls life away(as in getting her pregnant) ” are racists?? And “white leaders” statements?
    Gee Toure or who ever you are, it is then no bleeding wonder YOUR community is a sh..t hole. It is guys like Bill O’Reilly, Mr Lemon, Dr Carter, Col. West and sadly enough too few others trying to help YOUR people. And tell me when are YOU going to give back like the O’Reilly’s, Beck’s, Carter’s and West’s etc etc?

  • Rodney Jones

    The sooner you expect the black community to take responsibility for bad actions the sooner the problem can be solved. Toure is part of the problem by always looking to whites as the scapegoat for the problems in the black community. I live in a black community and newsflash to Toure……..it’s a character issue. That’s not racist that’s fact.

  • Anonymous

    Much of the behavior Mr. Lemon describes would not have been permitted in black culture and communities of the 1950′s and into the 1960′s. Despite being poor, segregated, abused and humiliated, the blacks of the mid-60′s and prior had self-respect. That self-respect is eroding quickly — in all communities and races.

  • Anonymous

    Much of the behavior Mr. Lemon describes would not have been permitted in black culture and communities of the 1950′s and into the 1960′s. Despite being poor, segregated, abused and humiliated, the blacks of the mid-60′s and prior had self-respect. That self-respect is eroding quickly — in all communities and races.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V8FvmesaxXg Sam Fisher

    Remember telling a liberal to act their age is racist.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V8FvmesaxXg Sam Fisher

    Remember telling a liberal to act their age is racist.

  • Pedro Rutah

    Toure, were you born stupid or were you trained to be stupid? You are part of the problem instead of being part of the solution. On a per-capita basis, black on black gun crime is much higher than white on white gun crime. Black? In the hood? Got dissed? Bust a cap in his A$$. It’s the answer to everything in the Hood. White? In the wrong hood? Minding your own business? Get gang stomped. And you see it as white on white. Get a life!

  • Pedro Rutah

    Toure, were you born stupid or were you trained to be stupid? You are part of the problem instead of being part of the solution. On a per-capita basis, black on black gun crime is much higher than white on white gun crime. Black? In the hood? Got dissed? Bust a cap in his A$$. It’s the answer to everything in the Hood. White? In the wrong hood? Minding your own business? Get gang stomped. And you see it as white on white. Get a life!

  • Anonymous

    Society doesn’t fail you. You choose to fail (or succeed) on your own.

  • Anonymous

    Society doesn’t fail you. You choose to fail (or succeed) on your own.

  • Scott Strople

    hey wait a minute – did somebody say MSNBC had a discussion? Last I looked over there it was all a monologue (besides don’t you have to have somebody listening to have a discussion….) Toure? Is that french for something like the back of a bus?

  • Mango

    This is where we are now as a culture, stating the most basic common sense solutions to a problem renders you a racist or some kind of traitor to your race, if there can be such a thing.

  • Anonymous

    Toure the Racist.

  • Anonymous

    Toure the Racist.

  • Carol Klinger

    people who cannot look past skin color are racist, white black whatever, toure is obsessed with race, as is the left in general, they are the real racists!

  • Carol Klinger

    people who cannot look past skin color are racist, white black whatever, toure is obsessed with race, as is the left in general, they are the real racists!

  • Jason Gary

    Can someone please defend sagging pants legitimately? With, I dunno… logic? Its origins revolve around gay prison rape, and it’s only “cool” because some ill-educated rappers did it in the 80s and 90s.

    If I walked around flipping everyone off, I would be lambasted. I’d lose my job instantly, and I’d probably get my ass handed to me. Why? Because it’s vulgar, disrespectful, a mark of poor social skills, and wholly UNNECESSARY. I just described saggy pants, but *someone* had to bring the race card in, so… careful on those eggshells, Don!

  • Jason Gary

    Can someone please defend sagging pants legitimately? With, I dunno… logic? Its origins revolve around gay prison rape, and it’s only “cool” because some ill-educated rappers did it in the 80s and 90s.

    If I walked around flipping everyone off, I would be lambasted. I’d lose my job instantly, and I’d probably get my ass handed to me. Why? Because it’s vulgar, disrespectful, a mark of poor social skills, and wholly UNNECESSARY. I just described saggy pants, but *someone* had to bring the race card in, so… careful on those eggshells, Don!

  • Reality check

    Blacks have have not been failed by society, society as been failed by blacks who want something for nothing.

  • Reality check

    Blacks have have not been failed by society, society as been failed by blacks who want something for nothing.

  • Michael Rice

    They can’t ask them to take responsibility. if you do, that means the line of blaming society isn’t true.

    See….”It doesn’t help Black men to be told pull up your pants. By that point they’ve already been failed by society.”

  • Michael Rice

    They can’t ask them to take responsibility. if you do, that means the line of blaming society isn’t true.

    See….”It doesn’t help Black men to be told pull up your pants. By that point they’ve already been failed by society.”

  • Lance

    What if it was an American community instead of a black or white community?

  • Lance

    What if it was an American community instead of a black or white community?

  • Ron Gilmer

    AND THE TERM RACIST BEING USED TO DESCRIBE ANYONE IS NO LESS OFFENSIVE TO US WHO LOVE AMERICA AS IT IS TO THE RECEIVER OF SUCH! USING THE TERM DEFINES THE ONE USING SUCH AS A TOOL IS THE ONE THAT IS THE RACIST! ARE YOU READING THIS OPRAH! DON’T PRETEND TO USE YOUR FORTUNE FOR THE GOOD OF ALL! YOU AS AS MUCH A HYPOCRITE AS OBAMA AND MICHELLE WHO KNOWS THEY ARE ANTI-AMERICAN AND ANYONE, INCLUDING YOU OPRAH, CAN BE! I FIND THE “R” WORD EVERY BIT AS OFFENSIVE AS THE “N” WORD OR THE “C” WORD! HOWEVER I WILL COME BACK TO THE PERSON WHO REPRESENTS THE “R” WORD! THIS GOES FOR EVERYONE, NO EXCEPTIONS! IF YOU CARE JUST LOOK AT THE MIXTURE OF RACES WITH HIGH RANKS IN BUSINESS, IN THE MILITARY BANDS, IN BUSINESS AND SUCCESSFUL BUSINESS CONCERNS! I SUPPORT LT. COL. IN HIS WORKING FOR OUR COUNTY! I AS ONE WAS WELCOME TO A BLACK FAMILY’S HOME ANYTIME AND IF AT THE TIME OVERSEAS I HAD NOT BEEN IN A BARRACKS THEY WOULD HAVE BEEN MORE THAT WELCOME IN MY HOME! JUST RECENTLY A BLACK MAN CAME IN TO ASSIST MY WIFE IN HER CONDITION AND I HAVE NEVER BEEN MORE HONORED TO SHAKE HIS HAND! AND I KNOW MANY, MANY PEOPLE AND I WOULD SWEAR UNDER OATH I HAVE NEVER HEARD THE “R” WORD OR MANY OTHER WORDS! IT IS TIME WE QUIT BELITTLING ANYONE AND JOIN RANKS TO SAVE OUR COUNTRY FROM BIGOTRY! AND DON’T TELL ME THAT MARTIN LUTHER KING DID NOT CARRY THE HIGHEST OF THE HIGHEST DEGREE OF RESPECT BY ALL RACES!

  • Ron Gilmer

    AND THE TERM RACIST BEING USED TO DESCRIBE ANYONE IS NO LESS OFFENSIVE TO US WHO LOVE AMERICA AS IT IS TO THE RECEIVER OF SUCH! USING THE TERM DEFINES THE ONE USING SUCH AS A TOOL IS THE ONE THAT IS THE RACIST! ARE YOU READING THIS OPRAH! DON’T PRETEND TO USE YOUR FORTUNE FOR THE GOOD OF ALL! YOU AS AS MUCH A HYPOCRITE AS OBAMA AND MICHELLE WHO KNOWS THEY ARE ANTI-AMERICAN AND ANYONE, INCLUDING YOU OPRAH, CAN BE! I FIND THE “R” WORD EVERY BIT AS OFFENSIVE AS THE “N” WORD OR THE “C” WORD! HOWEVER I WILL COME BACK TO THE PERSON WHO REPRESENTS THE “R” WORD! THIS GOES FOR EVERYONE, NO EXCEPTIONS! IF YOU CARE JUST LOOK AT THE MIXTURE OF RACES WITH HIGH RANKS IN BUSINESS, IN THE MILITARY BANDS, IN BUSINESS AND SUCCESSFUL BUSINESS CONCERNS! I SUPPORT LT. COL. IN HIS WORKING FOR OUR COUNTY! I AS ONE WAS WELCOME TO A BLACK FAMILY’S HOME ANYTIME AND IF AT THE TIME OVERSEAS I HAD NOT BEEN IN A BARRACKS THEY WOULD HAVE BEEN MORE THAT WELCOME IN MY HOME! JUST RECENTLY A BLACK MAN CAME IN TO ASSIST MY WIFE IN HER CONDITION AND I HAVE NEVER BEEN MORE HONORED TO SHAKE HIS HAND! AND I KNOW MANY, MANY PEOPLE AND I WOULD SWEAR UNDER OATH I HAVE NEVER HEARD THE “R” WORD OR MANY OTHER WORDS! IT IS TIME WE QUIT BELITTLING ANYONE AND JOIN RANKS TO SAVE OUR COUNTRY FROM BIGOTRY! AND DON’T TELL ME THAT MARTIN LUTHER KING DID NOT CARRY THE HIGHEST OF THE HIGHEST DEGREE OF RESPECT BY ALL RACES!

  • Nathan

    lol oh Toure, *in Will Ferrell’s voice* “WHAT AN IDIOT!”

  • Nathan

    lol oh Toure, *in Will Ferrell’s voice* “WHAT AN IDIOT!”

  • Anonymous

    Democratic policies is what is killing black people. And that is by design. It’s not like Democrats suddenly started loving black people. They just changed tactics to lynch them. Tactics that include Planned Parenthood, zoning laws ( liqour stores and pawn shops ), welfare, food stamps, and the marriage penalty when on benefits.

  • Eric Weaver

    The problem is people love excuses they embrace them, they hate intelligence they call it racism, no matter who it is they speak of. Dr. King, Mr. Evers and so many other people died so we did not have this today but our so called leaders make sure they died in vain.

  • Eric Weaver

    The problem is people love excuses they embrace them, they hate intelligence they call it racism, no matter who it is they speak of. Dr. King, Mr. Evers and so many other people died so we did not have this today but our so called leaders make sure they died in vain.

  • Emily Agner

    It is simple. Don Lemon’s biggest crime is refusing to portray the black community as victims. The Left’s stance on social issues such as poverty and civil rights is based strictly on victimizing the individual. They must convince the individual they need the government, and that without it they are helpless. The ideas that the individual has the ability to pick themselves up out of poverty, that a community can be saved by its own people, and that the individual is responsible for how they are perceived by others destroys everything the left believes.

  • Emily Agner

    It is simple. Don Lemon’s biggest crime is refusing to portray the black community as victims. The Left’s stance on social issues such as poverty and civil rights is based strictly on victimizing the individual. They must convince the individual they need the government, and that without it they are helpless. The ideas that the individual has the ability to pick themselves up out of poverty, that a community can be saved by its own people, and that the individual is responsible for how they are perceived by others destroys everything the left believes.

  • Steve Janet Burgess

    I just don’t get why you would want your pants hangen under your ass…how ya gonna run

  • PVD2SFO

    Toure is nothing more than an attention grabbing race baiter. He ALWAYS has been. The typical loon that has infested what USE to be a respectable news organization. TRUST me, the new muckety mucks at Comcast are about tho throw down the gauntlet. Mark and remember.

  • PVD2SFO

    Toure is nothing more than an attention grabbing race baiter. He ALWAYS has been. The typical loon that has infested what USE to be a respectable news organization. TRUST me, the new muckety mucks at Comcast are about tho throw down the gauntlet. Mark and remember.

  • Matt Cash

    Is your Caps Lock broken?

  • Matt Cash

    Is your Caps Lock broken?

  • PVD2SFO

    Bingo!

  • PVD2SFO

    Bingo!

  • PVD2SFO

    Charles Barkley said it best. “Poor black people have been voting for democrats for the last 50 years, and they’re still poor” But I guess Toure will view Mr. Barkley as a leader amongst whites. What a COMPLETE loon!

  • Anonymous

    Toure is one of the biggest idiots I’ve ever seen on TV. Every time he opens his mouth, he proves it.
    So, tell me, how does walking around with your ass hanging out of your pants, using the N-word; dropping out of school; having babies you won’t support and mothers you won’t marry; ignoring your community HELP your situation or your community? None of these actions will get you anywhere. It just presents a bad image, shows a lack of responsibility and no self respect. Lemon is right. Grow up and be a man and quite being fools. Don’t listen to idiots like Toure, he’s not helping you.

  • Anonymous

    Lose the CAPS—no one wants to read a comment in ALL CAPS.

  • Boyd Demchyna

    msmbc, is that a new station, never heard of it.

  • Anonymous

    I understand that 100% of murders annually that occur in America are black on black! Obviously public education isn’t helping to stop this factual & accurate statistic, but then education is a government program too, isn’t it??? I’m just speaking truth…

  • Anonymous

    My point made above…

  • mike G

    When someone else’s decision involve me then I get involved; Bill O’Reilly and Mr Lemon are right on! Tough pill to swallow!

  • Anonymous

    Amigi, Ouch; but so true!!!

  • Art Richards

    No, that is French for back end of a horse….

  • vince collins
  • LCM☝✊

    He was MTVs first openly gay Black VJ! What does he know other than how far he can deep throat a man. He’s nothing. Thats why he’s on MSNBC.

  • Anonymous

    Blacks had self respect because they wanted to succeed. They wanted the life of the white people and to be seen as equal. When they attained that, they became bitter because it did not make them seem superior which is what some of them really wanted. When they couldn’t be superior they became blamers. Blamers became protestors instead of workers and then they became the dregs of society who contributed nothing. Then they became self loathing and they saw themselves as unequal and oppressed. It really is a sad descent when power and superiority becomes your goal instead of integration and accomplishment.

  • ron

    so according to dourkre blacks should what, wear pants at their ankles, not even start school, riot in the streets burning down our communities, say niggerniggernigger like timmy on south park and abandon all children with the mommas. Nice, what a complete RACIST! and MORON!

  • LCM☝✊

    I can’t defend it but I can tell you it looks like a baby with a load on its diaper, typical for adult kids. I’d suggest a belt but I’m not sure those of this ilk can read.

  • Shane

    Toure is a left wing moron who has been promoted because he is willing to follow the liberal black script to the letter. I give credit to Don Lemon for having the courage to get off the lib plantation and tell the truth to young black people. There is a lot more black violence and crime than there is white violence and crime and rap music and the black sub-culture have a lot to do with that.

  • Art Richards

    So true…. In life we have those that try to overcome every failure with a loser’s limp. That is the case with so many in today’s society. We have all seen it, “the safety gets beat for a touch down, he falls down and gets up limping”. Then two minutes later he is fine. Is that not what we have? Can’t be something that happened because of my inability…it has to be an outside cause…..In this case, the poor state of the community is because we did not give them enough money. Hogwash. No one in the black community has grown up poorer than I was, success or failure was my choice, not society’s promise or duty to bestow. Personally, I am sick of it.

  • Shane

    Yes, with libs like Toure, the problems of the black community can always be blamed on white racism. Why doesn’t he attack the awful rap music that is violent and misogynistic?

  • Anonymous

    Don’t forget that the democrat party helped the black community achieve this…every step of the way.

  • bostonbanger

    Toure’ – the “white on white” crime you suggest was identified and essentially halted after the gangs of the 1920′s – 30′s and 40′s were brought to justice by the white community. They don’t exist anymore because their behavior was not acceptable to the community at large. If you focused half your racist energy to a solution rather than baiting you might even be relevant

  • Jonathan Wong

    That self-respect must of been eroded by the liberals telling them that they can’t every get anywhere without constant government assistance and that they need the help of liberals.

  • bostonbanger

    WOW!!! That actually makes sense and explains a lot!

  • Anonymous

    What Toure needs is a dose of reality. Look at criminal statistics regarding violence. Look what happens when people I feel are immoral(liberals and progressives start telling free people how to live. The state of this country s in big disarray today. Just look at Detroit and what party held control of city government. If only liberals were honest in their assessments of American society. Of course, having morals might help.

  • Anonymous

    Nah, that isnt racist.

  • Sherill Weber

    Toure you have totally confused me. Crimes on white on white??? How come every time on the news in Chicago, especially after a weekend, another black has opened fired on other blacks? They are wounding and killing each other there. The problem is the innocents are being killed and wounded. I hardly here about all these whites killing whites on the Chicago news. Hmmmmmm wonder if they are keeping that a secret. With the comments you have made I now understand why MSNBC ratings have been dropping. Keep up the good work and see if you can get them in the garbage can.

  • Anonymous

    Failed by society?! NO…Black or white, if you fail, you did it all on your own!

  • CommonCents

    The left hates it when a Black leaves the plantation of libiot thought. What is a toure, I guess it’s cool to have one name. Pretty soon he’ll change it to a symbol. Only Prince can do that, moron!

  • Anonymous

    I would beat the black off turd toure

  • Anonymous

    Toure is obviously a total idiot – time to just ignore his dumb ass…

  • Howdy_dowdy

    Fair enough … why Only men … why the mangina attitude ? What about black women … they have Zero responsibility because they’re children ? This misandry focus has to stop.

  • James DeAcutis

    The sooner the problem is solved the sooner scumbags like Toure and Sharpton and Maddow and Jackson and Matthews and Schultz will become irrelevant so…. you know why it won’t be solved. But, you already knew that~

  • James DeAcutis

    And by “failed by society” I assume this douche means his parents and community~

  • Ralph Moore

    Society has never and CAN never fail anyone..people fail society.If you want to belong to a society then you conduct yourself by the etiquette of it.You don’t refuse to be a member of it then say it owes you something.I am not saying we should all be robots before I hear that one,but there are certain rules of polite society that have gone away.You don’t swear like a sailor in a crowded store as you yack on your phone then treat the people around you like they are eavesdropping..you don’t run around with your pants around your knees

  • Steve Fischer

    Bullseye.

  • http://maddogsez.blogspot.com/ MaDdD_dOGgG

    Toure’ is just a “race hustler wannabe.” That dude can find racism in a bowl of Fruit Loops. (I hope Fruit Loops isn’t code words)
    He says “It doesn’t help Black men to be told pull up your pants. By that point they’ve already been failed by society.”
    In actuality, by that point they’re already a failure in society.

  • Steve Fischer

    another bullseye.

  • Anonymous

    Its Cloward and Piven all the way. Overload and collapse the system. The destruction and continued enslavement of society. Especially the black community. Yet they continue to support those that are destroying their society ,communities, families, faith, etc. Blaming others for their failure to pull themselves up. Stop the cycle of allowing the Democratic party and your own black leaders to continue to decimate and control them like they do. You have choices and opportunities. Get out there and succeed.

  • Anonymous

    The seed was planted in the black neighborhoods after
    segregation..Segregation was the worst thing to happen to our people
    cause we had our own businesses, doctors, schools etc. The Black
    community was more together. When segregation ended we lost of doctors
    and business people who felt that being in white areas made them
    better. Then the government started there plot of causing division in
    the black neighborhoods killing our leaders, using us as pigs for new
    std’s, pouring addictive drugs in our area. We are the product of a
    government social experiment. So not saying the Nword and pullin up our
    pants doesnt not help the social structure that they want to keep our
    community in. They implemented crack in or neighborhoods then created
    drug laws to imprison us. We didnt invent crack which took a chemical
    formula to create they did. Now 65 percent of jails house black men,
    but with no black men in jail then you have the stock holders in prisons
    across the USA not making any money if prisons are empty. So all your
    seeing is a bunch of Media BS cause if they say the Nword everyone
    listens. They make it seem like all black males are walking around
    pants saggin when thats not the case. Tell them to stop with the
    negative portal of black people, tell the media to show the millions of
    untold good black people that really make a difference in America. Tell
    the media to show who really has the highest percentage of there people
    on welfare and addicted to drugs in America. Then tell the media to
    tell you what people are the most prosecuted for drug convictions. Its
    not ever a black and white deal anymore truthfully its a social issue
    with the rich and the poor. The poor is who America turns there back on
    cause they want the poor to remain that way.

  • Anonymous

    I think wants to attempt to be contraversial. In his insignaficant life he has to sound important and try to make a name for himself. By us giving him even this attention is too much. We need to make it known far and wide just how irrelevant he is.

  • Anonymous

    Don’t give that little sissy the time of day. I’d pay good money to see Turde loose a tooth or two, but no more attention to a mindless little twit.

  • Anonymous

    Why is it that society seems to always fail (Toure”By that point they’ve already been failed by society.”) How about these people failing society!. Society is the sum of the individuals in it. Society will never improve if the individuals don’t get their act together.

  • John

    I think that Mr. Sowell summed up this mentality quite well “If you have always believed that everyone should play by the same rules and be judged by the same standards, that would have gotten you labeled a radical 60 years ago, a liberal 30 years ago and a racist today.”
    Thomas Sowell

  • Anonymous

    I don’t follow the “failed BY society” How did society fail anyone? This nation has always had standards and morals until the last 20 years or so. I care not what your Religious beliefs are but the loss of something as basic as the 10 Commandments has dragged this Republic to below a banana republic standards.

  • Diana

    Blacks are not the only ones who have children out of wedlock, wear pants “to the ground”, use the “N” word,need to take care of their communities, and need to finish school.

  • Anonymous

    That is true. But, the subject matter was about “reforms black men need to make” that was stated by a black man. So, your comment about other races is irrelevant. Stay on subject, please.

  • Anonymous

    The black folks I’ve been fortunate enough to be acquainted with didn’t think too much about this kind of thing. White people BY FAR like to talk about race way more often, especially white liberals. There are the black panther types out there, but black folks more or less are very calm and very used to being messed with. They’ve found ways not to let life bother them. It’s nothing short of admirable.

  • Anonymous

    Just to let you know, I was called a public school idiot today because I spoke the same type of thoughts that many of you are putting together now. I agree with most of them and agree that we have done our part. When they began to integrate the public schools they instill bussing. All this accomplished was to drive the white people out of town. and lower the standard of education in the public schools. Instead of raising the level of education in the black communities to the same level as the white communities , they lowered the level of the white communities, to create equality. Without neighborhood schools you lose your parent base. I believe the rest is self explanatory.

  • barb

    Oh I’ve seen some run. Its hilarious!

  • Anonymous

    What bothers me is watching my fellow whities constantly sycophanting themselves to black people. I can’t stand it when I see a white person trying to preach to a black person about how not racist they are. I know that black folks normally just want white people to treat them as they would treat anyone else. If I’m pissed at a black guy, I’ll let him know. If I like him I’ll let him know about that too. It’s all about the content of character. I found the writings of Dr. King to be very powerful. Malcolm X, admirable as he can be seen, disparaged black and white alike until the end of his life. In the end he sort of came around. We all, every color, just need to sit and have a beer together and find something to talk about besides all this race crap.

  • Dorotha

    SOMETIMES people the one typing has seeing probs and it is much easier for them to see and read what they type, IF you are so ignorant you cant read it because it is ALL caps, I feel sorry for you… one day the same may be said for YOU , why are so many people so RUDE and HATEFUL ???

  • Dorotha

    learn something new every day…and yes it does make a lot of sense, my question is why on the streets NO one has that problem so why have your pants down around your ankles??? it is NASTY and VULGAR looking, especially when the waist band is riding under the butt cheeks …GAG

  • Sook Bunton

    Ironic.

  • Sook Bunton

    This is a very sensitive topic but I do agree with what Mr. Lemon said here. I have been acquainted with many successful black people and I have huge respect for them. However, black or white, or any other race for that matter, if they do not have respect for themselves, it’s going to be hard for others to respect them as well. I don’t understand why people can’t take criticism as it is but take it as racism all the time. I love Cosby because he’s said these things to young black stand-up comedians; to not use the N-word and to pull up their pants but no one ever called him a whiter leader. I think if anything, he’s being a great leader for his race, because he obviously cares enough to tell them what they should be doing to earn respect in society.

  • Markus DeShane Sr.

    I grew up in the 50′s and 60′s and if I or anyone else had our pants down like they do today you would be picked up for indecent exposure. What happen to our laws.

  • Reality check

    What if it is, I don’t care.

  • Michael Sullivan

    What Toure fails to realize is that while blacks only make up 12-17% of the US population, they commit 52% of all violent crimes.

    …and I agree with Don Lemon 100%. Regardless of the color of ones skin, portraying yourself in an ignorant and disrespectful manor will get you nowhere. Following a path of instant gratification instead of investing in your future is a sure path to poverty and more than likely, prison.

  • Scott Masewicz

    Seriously, what is wrong with Don Lemon telling black people they should have fewer children out of wedlock and finish high school? This is good advice for someone of any race.

  • Rob

    Don Lemon is a role model not just for black youth, but for all. If all blacks were more like him it would end racial violence.

  • Michael Sullivan

    If society failed the black minority, then the question to ask is why didn’t society fail the asian minority or the Irish Minority or the Italian minority? Asians outperform even their white counterparts here in American schools. My great great grand parents came to this country with 50 cents in their pockets and nowhere to go. They worked hard and did odd jobs to get by while facing adversity from the native population that hated the influx of Irish immigrants, but they stood fast. 5 generations later, 90% of their decedents are college graduates, many holding graduate degrees.

  • Michael Sullivan

    So true. My dad grew up on the streets, essentially parentless. I will not accuse him of being the smartest cookie, but he had pride and respect. He worked hard his whole life, saved, bought a house and raised a family. He taught us strong morals and values. Both of his children went to college. He never lived to see it, but both of his children now have graduate degrees.

  • Anonymous

    The left doesn’t want to hear about their flaws.

  • Anonymous

    I’m with Glenn on this. After this I hope he has the eyes to see who he’s serving. It’s a despicable master.

  • Becky J

    I’m confused, why is this bad advice? I think those 5 points could be said to any of our young adults – no matter what color their skin.

  • Travis

    As tasteless as this may sound it’s bad advice because anytime anyone points what is happening in the black community without blaming whites it is automatically a racist comment. Look at the reaction and hate Bill Cosby received when he did something similar a few years ago. People who use the victimization crutch will never walk on their own because they will continue to look for the next fall guy.

  • EnderThaFoE

    The point of the matter is black people aren’t the only ones that need to pull their pants up. They aren’t the only ones that need to Drop the N-word, Take care of their communities, Finish high school, Lower rate of children born out of wedlock. To word it like that and direct it at one race is a disservice to that race and implies that they are the reason these problems exist.

  • Marion Provost

    For a matter of fact, few places of employment, the black OR white sector are going to look at two men, one with pants up and dressed like he is ready for work and one with his pants dragging down to his knees. Who do you think will represent that store best? Even simpler, would do the job more efficiently because his pants do not obstruct his walking? It’s just common sense to me.

  • Anonymous

    Toure found a niche to be relevant and he is working it. Never mind that it is the same tired victim schtick that has kept blacks in the gutter for decades. He benefits so that is all that maters (to him).

  • Chi

    Wow….I am not surprised by his “one man opinion”
    after all that is how he makes a living. But people come on….I am not an
    American but you guys need to learn something by now. After all this years and
    life scarified …it is a shame. News flashes there are some countries in
    Europe, Africa and even Asia where people with Whites color used to be slave.
    How is that for reality check? So how
    about you all get to your business and
    save something for the next generation before China owns you as slaves?

  • Anonymous

    This is a true statement, while legal immigrants had it tough at first coming to a new country, many not even speaking the language, they were thriving because they never looked back but ahead to get a better life. They worked hard, and did not feel anyone owed them anything. This is the difference between then and the time we live in now. Many people do not take responsibility for their own lives but are fast to blame everybody else for their misfortune or messed up life.

  • Ron Quandt

    Mostof our society, progressive and conservative agree with Don Lemon; Nothing is more disgusting than to see some of these yhoung people, white and black wearing their pants off of their hips

  • Ken Bennight

    You has a man are in complete control of your future. You has a man will succeed or fail by the actions and decisions that you make you have nobody but yourself to blame if you fail.

  • Chi

    Fyi …..I will be shocked to see if White color people can stand what Black people went through. I know there are some white colored people who are not raciest and respect to you :*) . Man but these people went through so much still successful, loving, forgiving and most of all they love “America ” as there own. Hats off to you guys, you got this…….lol . My family and I pray for one America and One people.

  • 1911HeadBanger

    Liberals get pissed off when one of their Chained Up Negros decides to think for himself and stray from the normal talking points. He should have said that Republicans and Tea Partiers are responsible and the White Man was keeping them down. That would have fit the agenda.

  • binksjim11

    i’m sorry jojo, i fear that blacks would have been able to achieve their freedom to vote and live a more civilized life like they live now had woodrow wilson not been a racist progressive democrat. i’m sure it makes you feel better to think that democrats of the past stood with the black of that era but unfortunately it was republicans that made a real effort to do the right thing and return the god given rights back to the black people. before you go out of your way to sing the prays of the democrat party you should research who really voted to make things right.

  • binksjim11

    it does smell racist but the fact that it is blunt and true. people are given the free to make the kind of life they want. if they choose to do nothing and expect everything then they will fail every time. i trust and believe in every man and woman in this country to do the best they can, if they choose to be lazy then the only person to blame is themselves. the men i work with bust their humps everyday, i work as a truck driver were half the staff is black. i respect them more than anyone. anyone willing to improve their economic standing earns my respect and they have earned it more than some whites. so before you blame society for not giving you everything you should blame yourself for not putting in the effort first. if MLK didn’t fight for black rights who would have? it’s because he put forth a great effort that his people get to enjoy the freedom they have today. what they do with it is on them!

  • Anonymous

    TIme and time again it’s concrete fact. If you’re a woman or Person of Color and you don’t side with the libs, you’re at best a Traitor and worst, a non-entity.

  • Anonymous

    “When someone else’s decision involve me then I get involved; Bill O’Reilly and Mr Lemon are right on! Tough pill to swallow!”

    Isn’t that somewhat like the story about the person in Germany in which he saw them first come for the Christians, but he wasn’t a Christian so he said nothing. Then they came for the Jews but he wasn’t a Jew so he said nothing. Then they came for him and then there was nobody to stand up for him. (Not sure if it was christians or jews in the little story but if you never heard it before you get the idea and if you know it already just pretend I said it right)

    Sometimes if you wait until something involves you it is sometimes too late.

  • Anonymous

    Binks, I think you misunderstood :)

  • Anonymous

    They have only been failed by those they falsely believed had their best interest at heart; “civil rights leaders” and the Democratic Party, not by greater society.

  • Anonymous

    I think you missed JoJo’s point. As I read it, JoJo is calling out the Democratic party for “helping” change what had previously been a culture of overcoming into a culture of entitlement, presumably via its War on Poverty.

  • Joseph Isaacs

    Don’t watch msnbc & tell your friends & their friends not to watch & they will be dropped from the air –comcast should fail & be bought out by fox news

  • binksjim11

    ahh sarcasm… my bad, sorry jojo!!

  • defiant1

    The issue here as I see it is that Toure is a white racist trying to push his racism in a snarky tweet! Toure is frought with so much lefty wisdom that he is a half-wit!

  • Ron Gilmer

    i really don’t care if you read it or not! Ignorance prevails on your part!

  • defiant1

    The democrats have done nothing for the blacks but bait and exploit them!

  • Nanci Alley

    The democrats did NOTHING to help the black communities! Blacks are still just as poor 50 years later. Who voted to end slavery, only republicans! Who started the KKK? Democrats! Who fully implemented racial segregation, the republicans. The democrats want you to THINK they are helping you while robbing you blind! Everyone has it in their power to accept things as they are or do something for yourself to improve oneself! Only the man can make a decision on how they want to live not anyone else!

  • defiant1

    I am in agreement, I grew up in the 40′s-50′s so I can relate to your comment. Liberals do not believe in obeying laws. Look at how this buffoon of a president respects the laws of this country, only the ones he chooses to obey. I have watched my state of MD become majority liberals and they have all but destroyed this beautiful state. I have watched the laws disintegrate under these degenerate liberals and the illegals are all over this state and county and protected by these trashy liberals. They gerrymandered to eliminate a few republicans in office. The takeover is almost complete! Hence we call it the Peoples Republic of MD. This is what liberals/progressives/ marxists/communists do to a community and my neighbors are a bunch of snotty elites. Lived here my entire life and it is becoming increasingly more and more difficult to remain.

  • Nanci Alley

    My husband quit high school to join the Army because he had a baby on the way with his ex-wife! I was a high school dropout as well. But we both got our GED’s. My husband served 24 years in the Army & immediately went to work full time. He also went to college in the evening times! I worked full time, took care of the children, home, hearth & feed everyone! My husband got 2 associates degrees, a bachelor degree. Then he left school so I could go to college. I got my associates degree in Retail merchandising & management & became a manager. Then my husband returned to school to get his master’s degree to increase our wealth! Since then we both make good money & have moved beyond our humble beginnings! If we can do it with 7 children, then anyone else can too!

  • Diana

    My comment didn’t mean that black men didn’t have to make those changes…just to realize that many types of people do the same things.

  • Anonymous

    Bite me

  • Anonymous

    Obviously they aren’t saying that 100% of the murders are black on black, but te FBI statistics show that black on black, and black on other, murders, far outnumber those of other races. There is a disproportianate number of murders committed by blacks in this country, and YES, it is a cultural issue (see the counterculture revolution of the “civil rights” era; thus began the turn from equality to “superiority” and getting even). The black population in America is what, like 17% or so, yet the proportion of violence and murder committed by them is far higher. That doesn’t mean that they are unfairly targeted by LEOs, as recent statistics showing a trend of more women, and white people, being incarcerated nowadays.
    The whole point is that it isn’t someone else’s fault what YOU do, it is your responsibility what you do (even if someone is does something to aggravate you or offend you; Malcolm X was making immoral excuses with his “hate that hate begets” statement).

  • Anonymous

    Does anyone remember Bill Cosby’s life story? The whole Fat Albert cartoon he did, was based upon his childhood. He overcame TRUE poverty, not this watered-down, I have a flat-screen HDTV but I’m too poor to get groceries, crap.

  • Anonymous

    I like it! :D

  • Anonymous

    That is the truth behind sagging pants, but when you have other blacks claiming it actually it because the slaves didn’t even have strings to hold up their pants, it doesn’t help them realize they are advertising to get punked in the rear.

  • Anonymous

    Met a black man once who said that white people screwed up the world (he claims that other civilizations were better off before Europeans came). When I confronted him that what he said was racist (to turn the tables on him regarding racism), he said it isn’t racist if it is true. Just goes to show the hyprocisy of some people, and the excuses they will make.

  • gagec1

    Enter Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton…..this describes their roles perfectly. Instead of rewarding those who actually succeeded they called them “Uncle Toms’” and other less savory names. Which by the way put the Black Youth under their thumbs and as a result you see nothing of the wonderful strides made by the Young black men and women of our day. Just an aside: I have not ever seen either of them with a congregational church? Are they really ministers? or are they just playing one on TV….somebody help me with this. Where did they get their certifications????????? Where????? I ask you, where????

  • Anonymous

    I don’t know if Toure’s normal Twitter followers are idiots, but anyone with two brain cells to rub together, knew that the tweet about “white leader” was referring to leaders of white people, and not necessarily a person’s skin color. It was obvious from the context (especially, it would be logical to presume that most people who follow Toure’s tweets would also be familiar with CNN and Mr. Lemon).

  • gagec1

    Good post carlcasino: Once again the fly in their oimtment are the characters Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton, they along with the NAACP have to keep them in their tent or they will be reduced to nothing. The 10 Commandments is the Law of all men on this earth, the problem is….It is Satan’s world, he is the Prince of the Powers of the Air…He is in control, and we are to resist him and everyone that follows him with all our might. Our country has thrown GOD out of everything, what do any of you think would happen…..

  • gagec1

    Then go ahead and take the Red Pill……

  • Anonymous

    Don’t forget folks. one of the main things the black community has lost since the ’50′s…..as has the white community too…..is the WWII veterans and their families, people with pride and integrity. Comparatively few went astray a la Charlie Rangel but retained their personal desire to improve themselves, their families and their society. Now, unfortunately most of them have passed away and little effort has been made to encourage the replacement generation with anything resembling citizenship.

  • jode robinson

    Anyone else notice how Toure capitalizes “Black” but not “white”? Isn’t that a bit bigoted?

  • Anonymous

    Toure has appointed himself the Slave Master’s New Black Overseer, beating up fellow blacks who try to stray from the liberal “plantation.”

  • Scott Lanier Sprayberry

    it is not the purpose or job of society to “not fail” young black men. When a significant portion of a population celebrate and promote a stereotype i.e. the “thug” lifestyle, then when you dress, act, and talk like a thug, you will be treated like a thug. I am a biker, when I am out on my bike, wearing leather, I get treated differently than when I am out wearing khaki’s and a polo shirt. I don’t whine, moan, and complain like a little b**ch, I accept it, I make a choice to look a certain way and act a certain way, so I accept that I will be treated a certain way.

  • Jonda Sewell

    Don Lemon is exactly correct and So is Bill. Black Men t need to STAND UP, PULL UP, SHUT UP and GET UP to Protect their Image, Community, Women & Families! MSNBC should have the PLUG Pulled on Them!!!!

  • Noelle C Campbell

    That depends completely on what the subject is. You want to hear racism regarding blacks, just talk about burglary to an Asian or Hispanic. As a half breed, I can tell you that all sides bring up race, and all sides are racist. And the only way to overcome it is to ignore it or prove that you are better than the LCD.

  • thedogwalker

    Toure is black isn’t he? If so, why then have a white child in the photo?

  • Scorpion

    Would calling for stiffer jail sentences for gun crimes, the death penalty for capital crimes, the electing of no nonsense judges who will shut the revolving door of the prison system for years, etc. count as doing something? All we hear from Pelosi & Reid are crickets on that issue (or for them, a non-issue). Contraception is more important to them.

  • Idlan

    Yes lots of people conveniently forget the signs posted “Irish need not apply” at many businesses, “Irish stay off the grass” in parks, it was no picnic for legal immigrants or the children of legal immigrants.

  • Anonymous

    JoJo – please read Thomas Sowell’s books “Black Rednecks and White Liberals” and “Intellectuals and Race”. Dr. Sowell brilliantly chronicles slavery and oppression in the world and gives it historical perspective, as well as exposes the left’s agenda and the damage it has done to the black community in the United States.

  • Anonymous

    Blacks are 13% of the US population but commit 67% of the violent crimes.
    This is an EMERGENCY … !!!!

  • Philip Sieve

    CNN and the leftist establishment can’t have Blacks having dignity! Who would need them, so as to stay in power off their misery and blaming of Republicans?

  • melissa

    “Much of the behavior Mr. Lemon describes would not have been permitted in black culture and communities of the 1950′s and into the 1960′s.” Methinks that may be in part because a lot of blacks at that time were voting Republican, PLUS our country’s culture, especially entertainment culture, as a whole, at the time, was a lot less coarse. I don’t know, maybe I am wrong.

  • Ivan Willis

    Talk about anything but the abysmal failure that is the black imposter in the White House and you are falling for the class warfare that is the stock and trade of Obama Bin Lyin and the Hypocrats. THat the black community still defends this imposter speaks volumes about the true face of racism.
    .

  • Anonymous

    This has been proven, and that is that the deal with the PANTS being down so far is a sign “YOU AS A YOUNG MAN ARE OPEN, AND ARE AVAILABLE FOR HOMOSEXUAL SEX!!”, It was started in prisons, and that is where it started at. It is very saick, and perverted to see kids now a days do something, and they have no knowledge about what it is all about. Just flowing with the crowd!!!!!

  • Anonymous

    I have read some of Thomas Sowell’s essays. He has wisdom.

  • Anonymous

    The Tea party and other groups along with those posting on this site are rising to the challengers of freedom and citizenship. One thing the WWII veterans didn’t do was teach the baby boomers in great enough numbers to carry on the American culture. They lead by example but were not able to teach or express it in words.

  • Anonymous

    I think you make a good point.

  • Marcus Butler

    Are the problems listed a, ” Black problem”, or a sin problem in are society at large?! Maybe that’s why when crime in the, ” white community “, happens, some, white person is always, expressing shock on television! People who need to perceive, that only other people, have problems, is a problem in and of itself. It’s what some of us call pride, and distorted perceptions. Thank you very kindly!

  • Anonymous

    There are so many in the black community that try to help, but they find it hard to get past the entitlement mentality the government hands out and the rotten school system that still distributes funds per precincts instead of equally with poorer schools first until they are at a top level also. The government is more to blame for taking away Hope and Change and making dope running, etc. look good to these kids.

  • Anonymous

    No problem. :)

  • Anonymous

    Um….I was being…sarcastic. Hey, I even know that democrats are such racists that they calculated the age social security payments started based on the average lifespan of a black man and then they added a couple years. The intention being obvious.

  • Anonymous

    So typical. The professional black excusologists and racists see every problem with blacks as a failure of Whites or Public institutions….I guess he means that blacks need help adjusting to civilization? What a pathetic idiot.

  • Anonymous

    im sure he has a fat and fatherless white woman as a trophy

  • Andrew Presnell

    “It doesn’t help Black men to be told pull up your pants. By that point they’ve already been failed by society.”

    Society isn’t failing them when society is telling them to pull up their pants, etc.

  • Anonymous

    gagec1, so good to see you understand he powers of Satan! That SOB is awesome and everywhere, all the time! Every four year this country settles for the leadership of the “lesser of two evils” instead of the leadership of God Almighty. It is a deadly situation for Mankind!

  • Anonymous

    Lemon then listed five essential reforms black men need to make:

    • Pull up pants (never needed)

    • Drop the N-word (Done)

    • Take care of their communities (working on it daily)

    • Finish high school (Done)

    • Lower rate of children born out of wedlock. (well accomplished)

    What the heck is so difficult about that?!?!

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