Fox News host Tucker Carlson asked political commentator and Black Lives Matter supporter Lisa Durden why a New York City BLM “blacks only” Memorial Day event should be acceptable in a society that purports to be against segregation.
Clip via Fox News Channel
“I thought the whole point of Black Lives matter was to speak out against singling out people based on race?” he asked.
But rather than engaging in a civil debate, Durden chose to mock Carlson.
“Boo-hoo, you white people are angry because you couldn’t use your ‘white privilege’ card to get invited to the Black Lives Matter all-black Memorial Day celebration,” she replied.
She continued her loud, racially charged bombast without let-up, forcing producers to cut her mic off momentarily so Carlson could get a word in and at least attempt to bring some civility to the segment.
The Fox News host approached his question from a different direction.
“If you don’t like people excluding others on the basis of their race… then why are you doing it and why are you defending it now?” Carlson asked.
But the different approach didn’t help. It only prompted Durden to drag out a laundry list of imaginary slights against African-Americans.
She claimed that caucasians have been celebrating “White Days forever,” holding all-white Academy Awards ceremonies and that the “Bachelorette” TV show ran for 11 seasons without a non-white cast member.
Things only got worse as Durden got louder and more obnoxious and threw any hint of civility out the window.
“You’re demented, actually.” Carlson managed to shoehorn into Durden’s rant. “You’re sick and what you’re saying is disgusting and if you were a Nazi, I’d say the same thing to you because what you are saying is indistinguishable to what they are saying.”
People on social media were appalled — and a few offered Carlson advice.
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Finally, one person posed this question.