Ben Carson Inadvertently Makes the Case for ‘Systemic Racism’ on Fox News
During a Wednesday night appearance with Martha MacCallum in Fox News, Housing and Urban Development Minister Ben Carson accidentally made the exact opposite argument to what he wanted to put forward.
After defending the police officers now accused of murdering Rayshard Brooks and saying that it was "wrong on both sides," Carson responded to the wider debate about "systemic racism" in America.
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"We are living in a time when an incident involving a black person and a white person can guarantee that the term" racism "will be thrown into it," he said. "The fact is, there are many interactions between people who are unrelated to race, but we are forcing it all on."
Ben Carson defends the Atlanta police officer who killed Rayshard Brooks on Fox News Sunday
From there, Carson outlined what could happen in the United States if systemic racism was recognized.
"When we say that the system is systemically racist, we are sorry to try to completely change the system," he said. To those who say they want to "reshape America," Carson said, "First you have to defend the case that America is broken," which he obviously doesn't think.
"Do we have defects? Absolutely, ”he added. "We are inhabited by imperfect people. But why don't we look at situations like they just happened in Atlanta? Let us analyze this and make sure that we implement guidelines so that people do not continue to have such situations. That would be a lot smarter than getting into our respective corners, demonizing each other and getting angry all the time. "
MacCallum nodded in agreement and finally interfered: "Wise words, Dr. Carson."
For the activists who have wanted America to deal with systemic racism in policing and other aspects of American society for years, this "excuse" for change, described by Carson, is exactly what they have fought for. You probably couldn't have put it better yourself.
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