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Talk It Out: Is someone racist if they criticize other ethnicities?

January 15, 2018

Talk It Out: Is someone racist if they criticize other ethnicities?

CLEVELAND, Ohio — During a weekend of celebrating equality in honor of Martin Luther King Jr., time has been spent analyzing whether remarks from America’s top leader were racist.

On Thursday, The Washington Post detailed a meeting between President Donald Trump and lawmakers. The paper reported that Trump spoke about limiting immigrants from Haiti, El Salvador and “shithole” countries in Africa. The president denied the remarks, but faced backlash from many media personalities, columnists and politicians.

“The president of the United States is racist,” said CNN anchor Don Lemon on Thursday night. “A lot of us already knew that.”

This brings cleveland.com to its Talk It Out question for Monday: Is someone racist if they criticize other ethnicities?

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