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Don Lemon on Meghan's 'eye-opening' podcast on race

Sep 11, 2022

Don Lemon on Meghan's 'eye-opening' podcast on race

LIKE BLAKE MASTERS, THEY ARE BEING TAKEN ADVANTAGE OF. DON, I WANT TO SEE -- I WANT TO HEAR WHAT YOU THINK ABOUT AN EXCHANGE MEGHAN MARKLE HAD, OF COURSE SHE HAS THIS PODCAST, SO POPULAR RIGHT NOW, PARTLY BECAUSE IT'S MEGHAN MARKLE, BUT SHE ALSO HAS HUGE GUESTS FROM HIGH PROFILE, LIKE SERENA WILLIAMS, BUT THIS WAS WITH MARIAH CAREY. FOR US IT'S SO DIFFERENT, YOU ARE LIGHT SKINNED, YOU ARE NOT TREATED LIKE A BLACK WOMAN, YOU ARE NOT TREATED LIKE A WHITE WOMAN. IF THERE WAS A TIME PEOPLE FOCUSED ON MY CAREER IT WAS WHEN I STARTED DATING HARRY.
don lemon on meghan s eye opening podcast on race
UNTIL THEN I WAS TREATED LIKE A MIXED WOMAN AND THINGS CHANGED A LOT. YOU TALK A LOT ABOUT THIS, DON, ABOUT THIS CONCEPT. WELL LOOK, THERE'S A COUPLE OF THINGS AT WORK HERE. COLORISM THAT I TALK ABOUT. COLORISM IN THE BLACK COMMUNITY. BUT THERE IS ALSO THIS IS ALSO FOR PEOPLE, IN SOME WAY SHE IS SAYING SHE HAD PRIVILEGES. THEN IT DID NOT APPLY TO HER BECAUSE IT NEVER HAPPENED TO HER, RIGHT? SHE WAS A MIXED WOMAN, PEOPLE DID NOT KNOW HOW TO REACT TO HER, DID NOT KNOW IF SHE WAS BLACK OR WHITE BUT SHE DIDN'T GET THE FULL BLACK TREATMENT, PEOPLE WERE NOT SURE SHE WAS BLACK.
don lemon on meghan s eye opening podcast on race
I THINK MOST AFRICAN-AMERICANS PROBABLY LOOKED AT HER AND SAID I KNOW SHE IS A BLACK WOMAN, BUT I THINK THE LARGER CULTURE MAY NOT HAVE REALIZED THAT. BUT ESSENTIALLY, WHAT HE'S COMING FROM IS A PLACE OF PRIVILEGE, WHERE HE DIDN'T HAVE TO DEAL WITH RACISM, UNTIL HE MARRIED A WHITE MAN AND HAS ALL THIS CRITICISM AND ALL THIS ATTENTION AND SUDDENLY UNDERSTANDS WHAT IT'S LIKE TO BE A PART OF OF A GROUP OF PEOPLE, ESPECIALLY WOMEN IN THIS COUNTRY OR IN EUROPE WHO ARE DISCRIMINATED. SO I THINK IT WAS AN EYE OPENING FOR HER. IT'S CERTAINLY REAL AND, YOU KNOW, IT'S INTERESTING.
don lemon on meghan s eye opening podcast on race
MARIAH CAREY HAS A VERY SIMILAR EXPERIENCE. I REMEMBER WHEN MARIAH CAREY CAME UP IN THE '90S, PEOPLE DID NOT KNOW WHAT TO DO WITH HER. ON THE PODCAST, SHE TALKS ABOUT PEOPLE WHO DIDN'T KNOW HOW TO STYLE THEIR HAIR, SHEÔÇŽTHE PEOPLE WHO WERE IN CHARGE OF HER AND TRYING TO ESTABLISH HER AS AN ARTIST DID NOT REALLY KNOW HOW TO MARKET HER, THEY MARKET HER AS A BLACK WOMAN , THEY MARKET HER AS A MIXED WOMAN, THEY MARKET HER AS A WHITE WOMAN. I THINK IT IS AN REVEALING PODCAST AND CONGRATULATIONS TO MEGHAN MARKLE FOR GOING THERE, ALTHOUGH IT IS A LITTLE SHOCKING
don lemon on meghan s eye opening podcast on race
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