Last night on CNN, Don Lemon scolded guest actor Terry Crews for discussing the epidemic of black on black crime and making the point “the Black Lives Matter movement has said nothing about this.”
Crews also made the point “Black people need to hold other Black people accountable.”
Here was Don Lemon’s response:
The Black Lives Matter movement was started because it was talking about police brutality, if you want an all Black Lives Matter movement that talks about gun violence in communities, including Black communities, then start that movement.
That’s not what Black Lives Matter is about. It’s not an all-encompassing… if someone started a movement that said ‘cancer matter,’ and then someone came and said, ‘Why aren’t you talking about HIV?’ It’s not the same thing, we’re talking about cancer.”
So the Black Lives Matter movement is about police brutality and injustice in that manner, not about what’s happening in black neighborhoods. There are people who are working on that issue and if you want to start that issue, why don’t you start it?
Do you understand what I’m saying?