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Monday, October 05, 2015

Ben Carson Uses Empowerment Message To Sway Black Voters

Ben Carson is hoping to awaken black voters to his campaign with a message of economic empowerment, saying the black community has been done a disservice by heeding political power overtures from Democrats.

Speaking to a small group of black leaders and activists last week, the retired neurosurgeon, who is surging in polling in the Republican presidential race, said he believes black Americans bring more power through the size of their bank account than by putting their “fist in the air.”

Dr. Carson said he generally shies away from focusing on race: “I say that’s because I’m a neurosurgeon, because everyone’s brain looks the same and it works the same way.”

But he said black voters should step beyond their allegiance to the Democratic Party.

“The Democrat Party, of course, is the party of the KKK. Of Jim Crow laws. And perhaps just as bad right now, of servitude. ‘Now you do this, and we’ll take care of you, pat you on the head, take care of all your needs.’ Which keeps people believing that’s what they actually need,” Dr. Carson told the small group.



Anonymous said...

Based off his quotes and messaging, Carson has quote a low opinion of blacks. So sorry Ben, you can take your pandering elsewhere.

Anonymous said...

Low opinion of blacks have been brought on themselves. The way they act ,talk, toward themselves and others. Blacks want everything for free and blacks like Carson are ALWAYS looked upon as sellouts by the thug mentality.

Anonymous said...

Absolutely untrue, 2:32. Dr. Carson is showing people of color how to move from being a welfare victim to taking responsibility for their own lives. Many don't want to hear it.