(ReclaimingAmerica.net) – Racism and identity politics are a “disease” that plagues the left, according to Dr. Ben Carson, the former Housing Secretary in the Republican administration of President Donald Trump.
Carson, a former GOP presidential candidate in 2016, insisted that the left’s racism disease contradicted the vision of Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. that people should be judged solely by their character.
“It seems to be a disease on the liberal side of the aisle,” the retired neurosurgeon told Newsmax in an interview.
“They constantly refer to race and other external identifying factors that have nothing to do with who a person is, and they moved further and further away from what Dr. King envisioned as a society where people were judged by the content of their character and not the color of their skin,” he declared further.
Carson stressed the leftists turned race into a critical issue to “curry favor” with black Americans and get their votes.
“The encouraging thing is I see it a lot more people in the Black community, who are waking up and recognize that they’ve been used and utilized for a very long period of time,” he said.
“[President] Joe Biden showed us exactly who he was when he said, ‘If you have trouble deciding between me and Donald Trump, you ain’t black.’ Well, who gives him the right to say who’s black and who’s not Black,” the former Trump Cabinet member said.
Biden’s comment above was made in May 2020 podcast appearance. He later apologized in a convoluted tirade.
“I know that the comments have come off like I was taking the African American vote for granted. But nothing could be further [from] the truth. I’ve never ever done that, and I’ve earned it every time I’ve run. I was making the point that I have never taken the vote for granted. And, in fact, I know to win the presidency, I need the African American vote,” the then-Democrat presidential candidate elaborated later.
Earlier this week, during a Black History Month event, Biden made a new racial gaffe.
“You know, I know — I know real power when I see it: the Divine Nine. We’re honored to have presidents — all the presidents here tonight,” he said during the event.
He referred to nine black college fraternities and sororities affiliated with the National Pan-Hellenic Council.
“I want to thank you for the — and, by the way, you know I’m not — I may be a white boy, but I’m not stupid. I know where the power is. I know where the po- — you think I’m joking. I learned a long time ago about the Divine Nine. And that’s why I spent so much time at Delaware State, campaigning and organizing my campaign in Delaware,” the Democrat president declared.
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