Carl Stokes Goes Back on CNN, Gets Scolded by Anchor

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A day after Carl Stokes told Erin Burnett to stop calling rioters “thugs. Just call them n—–s,” the Baltimore City Councilman was back on CNN with Ashleigh Banfield. The Legal View host in turn took issue with Stokes’ choice of words.

“I was watching Erin’s show last night and I was livid,” Banfield said. I have to say, you’re a leader and so many people have said don’t say it in rap, don’t say it so loosely, don’t assume you can say it because you’re one color and another color can’t. It’s just so painful to hear it no matter what color we are and I’m glad you decided not to use it on this show.”


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