Don Lemon is a CNN anchor mostly seen on weekends. He came out as gay a couple years ago. Now he causes an even bigger stir with remarks on the problems facing black people that many blacks probably had been aired in a more, well, black setting rather than in front of a largely non-black audience. It's only six and a half minutes long but you can safely start it at 1:25 in and go right to the "meat" of his discussion. You'll soon realize why this segment is so controversial.

His main point is that, yes there is racism and it's a terrible problem, but black people and young black males in particular have to be part of the solution. Here goes:

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