(AP/Rainmaker Photo)

Tomi Lahren tells Playboy she wants to be a race warrior

In an interview with Playboy, the right-wing pundit says race is the most important cultural battle she's waging


Taylor Link
May 3, 2017 5:25PM (UTC)

Tomi Lahren, the 24-year-old right-wing pundit from South Dakota, has a lot of thoughts on race relations in this country. In fact, the right-wing rabble-rouser believes racial issues presents the most crucial cultural war she is fighting.

In an extensive interview with Playboy magazine, Lahren talked about her focus on cultural issues when she worked at The Blaze. She was asked to name the "most important cultural battle" she's waging.

Advertisement:

"I think race in America is a huge one," Lahren answered. "That's something that needs to be confronted, certainly."

Lahren, a vocal critic of the Black Lives Matter movement, has tried to distance herself from the alt-right label because of its association with white supremacy. Nevertheless, that hasn't stopped the political commentator from sharing her conservative views on race.

Playboy contributor Art Tavana asked Lahren how she was confronting the race culture battle. Here's her response:

Starting a conversation and saying that it’s okay for white people to talk about those issues as well. For so long it’s been, “Those are black issues that white people can’t talk about them.” 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.

Read the rest of Lahren's long conversation on Playboy magazine's site.


Taylor Link

Taylor Link is an assistant editor at Salon. You can find him on Twitter at @taylorlink_

MORE FROM Taylor LinkFOLLOW taylorlink_

BROWSE SALON.COM
COMPLETELY AD FREE,
FOR THE NEXT HOUR

Read Now, Pay Later - no upfront
registration for 1-Hour Access

Click Here
7-Day Access and Monthly
Subscriptions also available
No tracking or personal data collection
beyond name and email address

•••






Fearless journalism
in your inbox every day

Sign up for our free newsletter

• • •