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Ben Carson Went Directly to Streets of Harlem to Tell People 2 Things That Will Help

Discussion in 'Political Debate & Discussion' started by Revmitchell, Aug 17, 2015.

  1. Revmitchell

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    Ben Carson walked the streets of Harlem on Wednesday, stressing responsibility and self-reliance as he discussed the problems plaguing black America. He also talked about the differences between Democratic and Republican solutions.

    When asked whether “black lives matter,” he hit the issue head-on:

    “Of course black lives matter. But instead of people pointing fingers at each other, and just creating strife, we need to be talking about how do we solve the problem, in the black community, of murder.

    For a young black male in the inner city, homicide is the most likely cause of death. That is ridiculous. And most of those occur at the hands of other young black males.

    We need to be talking about why is that occurring. We need to be talking about how do we instill values into people again, so that they do in fact believe that their brother’s life matters.”
    He was blunt about the differences between Democrats and Republicans:

    “The Democratic Party has ascribed to the Lyndon Johnson philosophy. Lyndon Johnson said, ‘If we give those n-words such-and-such, they’ll vote for us for the next 200 years.’

    What the Republican Party needs to do is come out and discuss more the kinds of relationships and the programs that will actually bring people out of poverty – that will give them the ability to use their God-given talents. To rise, rather than to simply be satisfied in a dependent position in our society.”