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While the admission from CNN Anchor Don Lemon that he is gay shocked many in the media world, many African Americans are concerned with Lemon’s comments concerning homophobia and misogyny in the Black community.

Critics have pounced on Lemon claiming that he is perpetuating an unfounded stereotype that Blacks are more homophobic than other groups.

The Baton Rouge, La., native said, “You’re afraid that black women will say the same things they do about how black men should be dating black women.” In a later interview with the Loop21, he made his feelings even clearer, responding to a question about whether or not the black community is homophobic with a “yes.”

Read more at TheRoot

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