Dr. Ben Carson appeared on the Hugh Hewitt radio show to share his opinions on race relations in America, which he believes “were better before this president was elected.” Carson said he thinks “things have gotten worse because of [Obama’s] unusual emphasis on race.”
Carson explained that “the way [Obama] and a bunch of progressives manipulate, particularly minority communities, to make them feel that they’re victims” is harmful because “if you think you’re a victim, you are a victim.”
Hewitt asked Carson if he believed Michael Brown was a victim, to which he replied, “Well, he became a victim, based on perhaps not having a well-established idea of how to relate to authority.”
Carson believes Obama has done a fair amount of damage by handling the situation in Ferguson, Missouri, the wrong way. “In the beginning, back in August, I certainly wouldn’t have sent the attorney general [Eric Holder] to play favorites,” he said.
“If he was going, I would want him to talk to both sides. I would want him to look like he was impartial in the whole matter. I would certainly try to be impartial. And I would try to educate the American people about what a grand jury is. I seriously doubt that most people even know. What is the whole purpose of it? Education can stop a lot of problems, and ignorance can cause a lot of problems,” Carson continued.
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When asked if Obama plays the race card, the retired neurosurgeon was quick to answer, “Yes, absolutely.”
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H/T: Conservative Tribune