An Open Letter to Don Lemon of CNN

Dear Mr. Lemon,

I was watching, when you became angry over the verdict in the “Loud Music”  trial.  When you told the story about the person questioning your right to be in your neighborhood,  you certainly had the right to question THEIR right to be there.

I guess I need to tell you I am white for the purpose of this letter.   We may be coming at this from different angles.  I understand there are jerks how there, who will hate you, because you are African-American.  I see them as individual jerks, not part of a general mass.

I get the need for a dialogue about race in the United States.  I’m curious as to whether African-Americans think having President Obama as President has drawn more bigots out of the woodwork.  Not sure what the answer is to that.  I was raised, NOT to discuss race.  Just see people as individuals; not by color.   Therefore, I understand the need for the dialogue, however, I wouldn’t have a clue as to how to initiate such a dialogue or who to have it with.

Just some thoughts on a lunch hour.  Thank you for your time.

About tucsonmike

I am originally from Brooklyn, New York and now live in Tucson, Arizona. I have discovered a passion for writing. I have five books out now, with a sixth on the way. Take a look @ my book list: The Search for Livingstone An Affair of the Heart The Search for Otzi Griffith Justice in Space. Moriarty The Life and Times of a Criminal Genius Available now on Smashwords - Amazon and Barnes and Noble As to not bore my public with just "Buy my book," I am also interested in baseball, the outdoors, art, architecture, technology, the human mind and DNA. I learned Ashkenazi Jews, of which I am one, have to lowest rate of Alzheimer's in the world. Therefore, I treat my brain as a muscle needing a workout. I enjoy good food, flirtation, beautiful women (I am happily married for thirty years), so just flirting ;) I was considered autistic when I was young, trying to figure out if I have a mild form of Aspergers and learning from that. That is for future posts. You can also see I love history. Enjoy my sarcastic silly look at the world, and making History more interesting than a textbook.
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