Leave it to CNN to pick up one of the more ridiculous stories and putting Don Lemon at the helm of that discussion. Such was the case when the network brought New York Times writer Timothy Egan on to discuss whether Obama should apologize for slavery. Egan explains Obama should because he doesn’t have as much “ancestral baggage” as a white president. Even more problematic than that, Lemon didn’t seem to have a problem with it. Finally, radio talk show host Joe Madison had to try to set everyone straight:
“Once again, this is not an institution that was created by an African-American. If you want to talk about being really heartfelt, then it should come from those individuals whose heritage benefitted from this. This is absolutely the most absurd thing that I have ever heard.”
And let’s not even get into Lemon’s discussion of the N word.
Team Blackness also discussed Bobby Jindal’s pathetic presidential announcement, teens inventing a condom that changes colors if you have an STD, and more coverage of Charleston.