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Don Lemon and the Vilification of Unwed Mothers

August 8, 2013
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By Rabi’a Hakima The intersection between racism and sexism is where a brown-skinned male news anchor can, from his privileged position of maleness, propose to combat racial disparities by talking down to African-American women and girls about their reproductive choices. CNN’s Don Lemon recently agreed with Bill O’Reilly who blamed “the disintegration of the...
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