Although Tomi Lahren does not work on the blaze anymore, she insists that she will not give up on her biggest fight: Talking about race in the U.S.
During an interview with Playboy, Lahren claims that the “most important cultural battle” she was fighting was about “race.”
“I think race in America is a huge one,” she said. “I think that’s something that needs to be confronted, certainly.”
After being asked how she planned on tackling this subject, Lahren went off on a long tirade about white people are too afraid to speak out about racial issues.
“For so long it’s been, ‘Those are black issues that white people can’t talk about them,’” she explained. “Okay, but if you’re calling me a racist and saying white people don’t understand you, wouldn’t white people inherently have to be a part of that conversation? I actually had a conversation with Charlamagne [tha God] about this, that there are white people who are afraid to talk about race because they don’t want to be labeled a racist, so they don’t want to talk about the issues; they don’t even want to talk to black people because they’re so afraid they’ll slip up and be offensive. Which is a huge problem. We’re segregating ourselves because we’re afraid we’re going to offend each other.”
Lahren has a history of discussing race and has never been shy about holding back. In the past she told former 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick to be happy that two white parents adopted him after his black father abandoned him, and even compared the Black Lives Matter group to the Ku Klux Klan.