Former Secretary of Housing and City Growth Ben Carson joined “America’s Newsroom” Wednesday to answer the Derek Chauvin trial verdict, and talk about his latest op-ed arguing that the time period “racial fairness” is “one other sort of racism.”
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BEN CARSON: Do we want some reforms? Completely. There are issues that may be executed, and we will do these a lot better if we work collectively relatively than attempting to demonize the system primarily based on occurrences which can be fairly rare. And there are issues that the police might use, as an illustration, which can be non-lethal, which can be very efficient in immobilizing individuals. We have to transfer ahead on these sorts of issues.
However, you recognize, the president, I feel, might in all probability do a lot better by saying now we have a system in place. It really works, as you’ve got seen by the decision that was executed right here. Do we have to make enhancements? Sure. And let’s work collectively to do this. It appears to me that will be far more presidential.
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. spent lots of time attempting to get individuals to not take a look at exterior traits which they can not change, through which they can not assist, and as a substitute to have a look at the issues that you could change and the issues that you could assist, equivalent to your character. What sort of particular person are you? Should not we be paying extra consideration to that than to exterior traits?
You already know, that is what animals do, base lots of what they do on exterior traits as a result of they do not have the psychological capability to dissect additional into what’s actually vital. We do. So let’s make the most of that. It simply infuriates me once I see us appearing so immaturely and now we have a lot extra capability and we will work collectively, we will remedy these issues.
However there are those that wish to use each occasion to drive stakes of division into every part, be it race, be it age, be it revenue, be it faith. It would not matter. Simply drive stakes and division in it. And, you recognize, we are going to destroy ourselves as a nation if we do not get up.
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