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CNN's Don Lemon Wonders 'How Can You Not Be Racist' if You Grew up in America

CNN anchor Don Lemon attends the 12th annual CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute at the American Museum of Natural History on Sunday, Dec. 9, 2018, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)

Is it just me, or is the left’s standard for what makes you sufficiently anti-racist becoming an increasingly high and virtually impossible standard? According to the left, if you vote Republican you’re racist by default. If you don’t believe in systemic racism, you’re racist. If you have any advantage whatsoever you’re privileged and therefore inherently racist. And, according to CNN’s Don Lemon, if you grew up in America you’re automatically racist, so why bother proving otherwise?

Lemon made this absurd declaration on CNN’s New Day on Friday.

“Listen, white people are so scared right now to do anything, to talk about anything, to broach these conversations,” Lemon said. “They’re sort of frozen because they — who wants to be called a racist, right? Who wants people to think that they have a racial blind spot? But this is what I think. I think that—this is going to sound weird, but, every year, I have hydrangeas in my yard, they come back a different color, or a tulip or an orchid. And it’s not because they’re different, it’s because the soil is different, right? It depends on the nutrients in the soil. So, if you grew up in America, you came out of American soil, considering the history of this country […] how can you not be racist? How can you not have racial blind spots? How can you not see that the factory reset in America is whiteness?”

Did you get that? By no fault of your own, if you’re born in America, you’re racist.

This is the same country that elected Barack Obama, a grossly unqualified first-term U.S. senator over a veteran and war hero in 2008, and then reelected him four years later despite his failing miserably to fix the economy. It was once argued that to heal America’s racial wounds we needed to elect a black president, but those goalposts were quickly moved after Obama was elected, and, quite frankly, we’ll never be able to reach them because they’ll always be moved, further and further away, until the left gets what they really want: a race war.

Leftists want you to believe Americans are inherently racist and then set an impossible standard to prove you’re not racist, all while assuming the moral authority to punish those who don’t meet the standards they themselves could never live up to.

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Matt Margolis is the author of Trumping Obama: How President Trump Saved Us From Barack Obama’s Legacy and the bestselling book The Worst President in History: The Legacy of Barack Obama. You can follow Matt on Twitter @MattMargolis

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