Don Lemon asks why The Royal Family Doesn't Pay Reparations...Gets Owned by British Woman
Posted on September 21,2022
Sometimes things just don’t go the way you expect them to go. Don Lemon learned that lesson on Monday evening as he hosted British royal commentator Hilary Fordwich. Lemon, who recently lost his primetime show and will now host a morning show on CNN, decided to turn the conversation to reparations, asserting that those who lived under colonialism and slavery “want to be paid back.” Fordwich then went where few are willing to go in response regarding the topic. Fordwich: What they need to do is that you always need to go back to the beginning of the supply chain. Where was the beginning of the supply chain? That was in Africa and when across the entire world, when slavery was taking place, which was the first nation in the world that abolished slavery? The first nation in the world to abolish it, it was started by William Wilberforce, was the British. In Great Britain they abolished slavery. 2,000 naval men died on the high seas trying to stop slavery. Why? Because the African kings were rounding up their own people, they had them in cages waiting on the beaches, and I think you are totally right. If reparations need to be paid, we need to go right back to the beginning of that supply chain and say who was rounding up their own people and having them handcuffed in cages, absolutely, that’s where they should start. And maybe, I don’t know, the descendants of those families where they died on the high seas trying to stop the slavery, those families should receive something too at the same time. Lemon immediately ended the segment after Fordwich’s answer.