CNN primetime host Don Lemon appeared on The Tonight Present with Jimmy Fallon on Thursday evening to plug his new book on racism and the issues of white individuals. He advised Fallon that the Capitol riot and all of the white unease is over America changing into a “majority-minority” nation.
Fallon insisted “One of many greatest factors of the ebook is the significance of studying and being interested in different individuals’s experiences, particularly for white individuals This ebook is an effective way to develop and even simply have the dialog, though it is awkward, generally it must be had.”
Lemon mentioned he wrote the ebook (This Is the Fireplace: What I Say to My Associates About Racism) as a result of his white associates mentioned “I like you” however didn’t perceive his plight as a black man in America. However Lemon added white individuals “mustn’t anticipate on a regular basis, every part to be taught to you by an individual of shade.” Then it turned to how Lemon’s ebook will trigger social change:
JIMMY FALLON: The final chapter within the ebook, truly, is named “How Change Occurs.” Trying round right now, are you seeing change occur? Is there progress?
DON LEMON: After all there’s progress, and naturally we’re seeing change occur, and the entire machinations that you just see from the alt-right, and from the racists, and from the neo-Nazis, and from the Capitol insurrectionists, you may be shocked for me — to listen to me say that I am optimistic about the longer term. As a result of I believe — as a result of the purpose we’re seeing all of that is as a result of individuals are afraid of how this nation is altering
They’re combating a shedding battle. The demographics of this nation are altering as we communicate, second to second. By 2045, Jimmy, we might be a minority-majority nation, and that’s scary for lots of people. And that is why you see individuals storming the Capitol. That is why you see individuals making up lies about an election being stolen. And that is why you see individuals combating tooth and nail to take this nation again to a spot earlier than individuals of shade fought for equality.
And so I’m optimistic that there are extra individuals on this nation, particularly for those who look on the election that occurred in November, no less than 80-some odd million people who find themselves prepared to battle for a extra good union, which is the promise of this nation.
Fallon wrapped up by saying “the ebook is actually a step ahead to making change occur,” after which “I like you, bud.”
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