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Ever heard the phrase “squeeze blood from a turnip” well try squeezing white tears from a privileged white woman. Well, Charlamagne a messy bi*ch that lives for drama DID! Say what you want about Charlamagne but is one educated man who knows what he is talking about.

Tomi Lahren went on a tirade about Beyoncé’s performance at the Super Bowl and said she was offended. Offended because she thought the Black Panther Party were a terrorist group.

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Charlamegne gathered her soul while educating her… Watch below.

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YASSSSSSSSS!!! Every time he hit a nerve and she couldn’t gather her thoughts she wanted to move on to the next topic. You can hear the privilege in her voice so strong that she thinks whatever she says has to be true because she said so.

I appreciate Charlamagne for not just educating her but educating me and others as well. PBS premiered a documentary about the Black Panther Party last night and everything he said in this video was basically verified.

 

Did Charlamagne do some justice or could he have went a little harder?

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  1. Miz Jazzy

    February 17, 2016 at 9:56 pm

    I think he could have went harder. She better be glad Quanell X wasn’t getting on her she would be in tears and cut convo short within 2 minutes. Now tha would have been a debate lol

  2. Halima

    February 17, 2016 at 10:30 pm

    I think he respectfully argued the position correctly. She was heated because she got so much flack for it but like he said you can’t say what u wanna say and than want to control the response. I absolutely agree every time he proved a point she would jump to something else.

  3. Nikki

    February 18, 2016 at 12:04 am

    He did an awesome job.

  4. Tammara

    February 18, 2016 at 4:00 am

    Since the first time I watched her ‘Final Thoughts’ video I did not want the Bee Hive to attack. Simply because I knew that would be her only defense. Typical behavior of a weak-minded individual to play victim when she realizes her mistakes. It deeply infuriates me when people refuse to acknowledge and take ownership in their faults.
    As Char said, she was more than likely entertaining the weak arguments of childish, die hard stans. I’ve been waiting on an educated adult to articulate how she came off as a very ignorant, privileged young lady in America. I am proud of Charlemagne ????????.

  5. Vashti

    February 18, 2016 at 1:19 pm

    When he asked her how old she was that did it for me. As a 24 year old African American myself, I am working towards cultural and historical enlightenment. She should not have a show where she should even be speaking on issues like this. He was right to call her misinformed, because she looked like she was reading propaganda. She took the usual strategy of resorting to fear, because he was wrong. White people get soooo upset and nervous when Blacks unite and speak out. Charlemagne was nice to her, only because she wasn’t a fair opponent. Jay-Z was a drug dealer, but who put the drugs in Jay-z’s community to sell?

  6. Meka

    February 20, 2016 at 3:41 pm

    Tomi was a bully in this interview. When it comes to any topic, I chew the fish and spit out the bones meaning I don’t find much in the world where all of it is good or all of it is bad so I pick and choose what I retain and what I filter. I am not a “fan” of any entertainer and don’t share the common views of most, Charlamagne included. Yet, I will say he maintained in this interview and didn’t fall into the angry bait trap set by this young lady. Her hostility and gross misrepresentation tried to lure him into an emotional display which would have distracted from and ultimately discredited all the truth that he was speaking. She used her platform to dominate the conversation and she failed. As a fellow Charleston South Carolinian, well done Charlamagne.

  7. Dejanee

    February 22, 2016 at 8:10 pm

    This was a very interesting article.

  8. M

    March 16, 2016 at 12:11 pm

    I am dying to hear/see this interview….but every site I go to the ‘video doesn’t exist’ hmmm….sounds like her privilege got it taken down because she was too embarrassed smh.

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