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.