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July 03, 2019

CNN's Fat Fascist Brian Stelter Shrieks About Anyone Questioning Kamala Harris' Suggestions of Being an African Descendant of Slaves;
Overlooks CNN NPC Don LeMon Having Asked the Same Question Repeatedly Just Five Months Ago

But that's different.

Leftists are allowed to explore all sorts of questions, such as "Is the American flag just a variation of the Nazi swastika?"

The debate is about whether Kamala Harris, being half Indian, half Jamaican, and having grown up mostly in Canada rather than America, is actually a representative for the "black experience" in America.

And Don LeMon and April Ryan were keenly interested in puzzling this out just five months ago. Don LeMon seemed pretty certain that she is not "black" -- black meaning "American descended from slaves" -- but instead is merely someone of (partial) African lineage.

A user had sent a tweet to Don Jr. mentioning Harris’ mixed lineage, and he responded with "Is this true? Wow,", in a now-deleted tweet response. CNN dutifully went to the Harris camp for comment. "This is the same type of racist attack his father used to attack Barack Obama," Lily Adams, communications director for the Harris campaign, told CNN.

Question, the for the CNN pundits: If Don Jr. responding, with curiosity, is considered an "attack" then how would you and the Harris campaign describe your co-worker Don Lemon actively questioning Kamala's racial integrity with a panel on his news program?! More than being taken aback by new information, Lemon actively argued that Harris was not "African American".

Lemon got into the deep dive into Kamala’s racial bonafides with April Ryan:

"To want the distinction to say ‘is she African-American’, or ‘is she Black’ or is she...whatever -- there is nothing wrong with that. There is a difference between being African-American and being Black."

Ryan then further muddied the waters with more muddled thinking.

"So she could indeed be African-American mixed with others, but she is a Black woman," she said.

"Jamaica is not America," Lemon said, interrupting her again. "Jamaica did not come out of Jim Crow. I'm just saying."

I think we just have to understand that the New Rules say that we are ourselves now under Jim Crow-style rules, and there are things that people of some races (and political leanings, of course) may say or do that we are forbidden to do.

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