CNN's Jeffrey Lord: “There Are No People Of Color In This Country, There Are Only Americans” 

From the December 6 edition of CNN’s Erin Burnett OutFront:

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RICHARD QUEST: That is the conundrum here though, Jeffrey. Do you pay attention to them and therefore shine the spotlight of awfulness on it? Or do you ignore them with the potential that it festers and grows? Which is it? 

JEFFREY LORD: But it is not going to fester and grow. 

PHILIP BUMP: We're paying attention but people of color who are watching what he said take a different perspective than-- 

LORD: There are no people of color in this country Phillip, there are only Americans. And therein lies the problem. 

BUMP: Okay, you just made my argument for me I think.

LORD: I mean, are you truly saying we need to divide people by race in this country? 

BUMP: I’m truly saying that people who are the target of the things that that man was referring to have a very different perspective --

LORD: What this guy is about is identity politics which I have said repeatedly, is racist. 


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