(CNSNews.com) – Bishop E.W. Jackson called the Southern Poverty Law Center’s classification of Dr. Ben Carson as an extremist “racism at its worst,” adding that the SPLC is “no longer about helping poor people, they’re now about being ideological police.”
“When an organization like the Southern Poverty Law Center decides that a black man who doesn’t agree with them can be slandered the way they slandered him, what it tells me is that there is a certain level of racism that they are operating under,” Bishop Jackson said Wednesday at an anti-bigotry conference at the National Press Club.
“I say that for this reason,” he continued. “To me, this is no different than what maybe slave masters or segregationists would’ve said -- you know, some black people are okay as long as they do what we expect them to do and they think the way we expect them to think; in other words, they’re the good ones and so apparently if you’re not one of the good ones then we’re going to try to destroy you, and that to me that is racism at its worst.”
In October 2014, the SPLC posted an "extremist file" on Carson because of his conservatives views and his criticism of President Obama's polices.