HUD Secretary Dr. Ben Carson responded to Joe Biden’s “you ain’t black” remarks that led to mass outrage on Friday.
Biden was met with instant backlash after he claimed during a live-stream with radio show host Charlamagne Tha God from “The Breakfast Club”, that if you support President Trump “then you ain’t black.”
Without directly naming Biden, Dr. Carson took to Twitter and aimed his focus on the uproar caused by the former VP’s “disheartening” statement.
“It is disheartening to see that some in this country still believe that African Americans are beholden to one political ideology at birth, due to the color of their skin,” Dr. Carson wrote.
“In reality, ideals like the freedom of thought, resilience, and self-determination have guided the black community through the darkest of times,” he added. “It is these principles, not pandering, that will continue to lead us to the mountaintop.” See Below
Dr. Ben Carson’s Official Tweet
In reality, ideals like the freedom of thought, resilience, and self-determination have guided the black community through the darkest of times. It is these principles, not pandering, that will continue to lead us to the mountaintop.
— Ben Carson (@SecretaryCarson) May 22, 2020
In ending, here is Senate candidate John James’ reaction to Biden’s “You ain’t black” statement:
John James to Joe Biden: "You challenging me and millions of other people out there on their blackness — descendants of slaves — from you is some seriously condescending, out-of-touch bull-crap." https://t.co/PeDdSf6xRm pic.twitter.com/B4c0I4xIOI
— The Hill (@thehill) May 22, 2020