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Ben Carson on Baltimore: ‘When You Hold People Responsible, They Don’t Like It, They Call You a Racist’


KILMEADE:”You saw the negativity and anger last weekend and you’re trying to make it into something good from here on in. Dr. Carson, where do we go from here, the scrutiny on Baltimore? How do we make this whole situation better?”
CARSON: “First thing we have to do is acknowledge that it’s a problem. Everybody needs to acknowledge that. And, you know, we have gotten to a situation in our country now where when you hold people responsible, they don’t like it, they call you a racist. It kind of reminds you, if you have children, you are raising them and you have one that chronically doesn’t carry out their chores, do their responsible thing, and you call them out for it and they say, ‘You like him better than you like me.’ Basically the same kind of thing that’s going on here. And instead of doing that, you know, people need to be willing to work together. When I was in Baltimore a couple days ago and just looking at a lot of the squalor there, and there are good things there, too, I must point that out, but the people are the ones who are suffering when we have squalor there. And I saw so many young men sitting on porches, able-bodied young men. I’m looking for a way now — we are going to be talking about this in Washington — how can we get those young men employed in terms of cleaning up the neighborhoods, in terms of, you know, helping to repair some of the structures, gaining some skills that will allow them to move up the economic ladder.”

Rusty Weiss

Rusty Weiss is a freelance journalist focusing on the conservative movement and its political agenda. He has been writing conservatively charged articles for several years in the upstate New York area, and his writings have appeared in the Daily Caller, American Thinker,, Big Government, the Times Union, and the Troy Record. He is also Editor of one of the top conservative blogs of 2012, the Mental Recession.

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