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On Tuesday night Prime-Time anchor Don Lemon participated in the “Town Hall: Black and White in America” segment, which aired on CNN. It was then Lemon revealed a member of the National Guard called protestors the n-word.

Lemon’s recount of the incident goes as following:

I’m just going to be honest with you. Last night, one of my producers said that they — I won’t say if it’s a he or she, because I don’t want to give anyone away — said they came in contact with one of the members of the National Guard and that they said, ‘You want to get out of here because you’re white, because these n-words, you never know what they’re going to do.’ True story. I kid you not. 2014, a member of the National Guard. And my producer doesn’t lie. It is a true story.

Gov. Jay Nixon hoped by terminating the city’s curfew combined with the assistance of the National Guard tension would quell. However, it seems like the group of armed forces arrived with the exact same negative judgment of the Black community as local authority.

If you missed “Town Hall: Black and White in America” here’s the clip of lemon below.

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  • Mary Burrell

    I was watching MSNBC Melissa Harris-Perry she was featuring the Ferguson tragedy and she said the KKK had a fund raiser going for Darren Wilson the policeman who murdered Mike Brown. I am not surprised by this.

    • ALM247

      I heard the same thing.

      And we need to get our community together financially so that we can send money to our folks when they need it. I am glad that Kimora Lee Simmons was able to raise money for Michael Brown’s family.

    • Mary Burrell

      @ALM247: I didn’t know about Kimora Lee Simmons raising money for Mike Brown’s family. I am glad to hear this.

  • Mary Burrell

    I am not surprised by this.

  • Shelly

    I’m getting tired of people saying, “it’s 2014!” when witnessing members of an oppressed group being marginalized. The way black people are treated now isn’t as bad as it used to be, BUT that doesn’t mean black people are treated well PERIOD. We STILL have a long way to go as far as black people being treated as multifaceted human beings and not a monolithic group incapable of doing good things.

  • KamJos

    Guess pulling up your pants doesn’t really help now, right Don Lemon?

    • Deidrah

      Right, because he was really saying dressing appropriately and professionally would obliterate racism? He never actually said that. He simply gave common sens suggestions on not acting and looking a fool. People will always judge you on your appearance and behavior.

  • Sassymama

    I’m not surprised this was said. In there (white people) eyes all black people are niggers.