When Don Lemon ranted about young Black men wearing low-sagging pants, was he expressing internalized racism?
Jay Smooth takes a deeper look at the mindset that encourages internalized racism, and ignores the context of oppression.
“Black children and Black single mothers are not the problem. And your frivolous lazy-thnking condescension does not help them with any of their problems. All is todes it help you self-medicate your shame, your middle-class cringe when you feel when you walk by them. That is not their issue. That is your issue.”