Don Lemon returned to “CNN This Morning” on Wednesday, following a 3-day suspension for making sexist remarks about women.
The troubled anchor didn’t mention the controversy that landed him in hot water with CNN bosses.
Lemon faced backlash after insulting GOP Presidential candidate Nikki Haley, 51, by saying she’s “past her prime.”
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Lemon, 56, was forced to undergo diversity training after multiple on-set run-ins with his female co-hosts Poppy Harlow, 40, and Kaitlan Collins, 30.
Lemon has a history of being outspoken and causing division among certain groups.
On Sunday, a 2013 video re-surfaced online that shows Lemon criticizing Black people for stereotypical behaviors.
Lemon listed 5 things Black people should do to fix the Black community.
“Black people, if you really want to fix the problem, here’s just five things that you should think about doing,” he said.
5. Pull up your pants
“Walking around with your a*s and your underwear showing is not okay. In fact, it comes from prison when they take away belts from the prisoners so that they can’t make a weapon. And then it evolved into which role a prisoner would have during male-on-male prison sex. The one with the really low pants is the submissive one. You get my point?”
4. Stop using the n-word
“By promoting the use of that word when it’s not germane to the conversation, have you ever considered that you may just be perpetuating the stereotype the massa intended: acting like a n—er?”
3. Respect where you live
“I’ve lived in several predominantly white neighborhoods in my life. I rarely, if ever, witnessed people littering. I live in Harlem now. It’s an historically Black neighborhood. Every single day, I see adults and children dropping their trash on the ground when a garbage can is just feet away. Just being honest here.”
2. Finish school
“You want to break the cycle of poverty. Stop telling kids they’re acting white because they go to school or they speak proper English. A high school dropout makes on average $19,000 a year. A high school graduate makes $28,000 a year. A college graduate makes $51,000 a year over the course of a career. A college grad will make nearly a million dollars more than a high school graduate. That’s a lot of money.”
1. Stop breeding out of wedlock
“Just because you can have a baby it doesn’t mean you should — especially without planning for one or getting married first. More than 72 percent of children in the African American community are born out of wedlock. That means absent fathers and the studies show that lack of a male role model is an express train right to prison. And the cycle continues.”
Watch the video below.
Don Lemon gives a list of 5 things the black community must fix (2013)
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