The president and Baltimore mayor called them thugs, so why can’t everyone else? What, we’re supposed to pretend they’re special snowflakes?
A Baltimore city councilman has lashed out furiously against an CNN anchor who called rioters ‘thugs.’
‘Just call them n*****s,’ Carl Stoke wryly told CNN’s Erin Bernett live on air.
Before asking Stokes what he thought about the word, Burnett pointed out that Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and President Barack Obama had both chosen to use the word.
After mentioning the mayor had been criticized, Burnett asked, ‘Isn’t it the right word?’
Stokes first responded: ‘No, of course it’s not the right word to call our children thugs.
‘These are children who have been set aside, marginalized, who have not been engaged by us.
‘No. We don’t have to call them thugs.’
The CNN anchor questioned how his explanation would justify stealing from a CVS or burning down an old persons’ home.
Stokes, who serves the city’s 12th District, said: ‘So calling them thugs? Just call them n*****s.
‘Just call them n*****s.
Then he would call that a hate crime.