I rarely call for the firing of someone exercising their first amendment rights. However, when terms such as uncle tom, coon and house negroe are used, it’s no longer a free speech issue but rather an offensive racial slur. Read below, as Herschel Walker is calling for the firing of Don Lemon, a CNN host who laughed as his guests belittled Kanye West and called him a ‘token negroe’ which is a racial slur similar to the word ‘coon’. I personally wouldn’t call for Don’s firing, but disciplinary action should be taken and CNN should revisit their policy concerning on-air racial slurs.
Former NFL running back Herschel Walker characterized a recent CNN segment about Kanye West’s support of Donald Trump as “despicable” and said he wondered why anchor Don Lemon and commentators Bakari Sellers and Tara Setmayer aren’t taken “off the air.”