The GOP’s favorite black person, Ben Carson, continues to say things and then backpedal. This time, it’s about blaming the hip-hop community for contributing to African Americans’ lack of spirituality:
“When I talk about the hip-hop community, I’m talking about the aspect of modern society that pretty much dismisses anything that has to do with Jesus Christ,” Carson told WBLS-FM hosts Bob Slade & Bob Pickett on Sunday. “That’s what I’m talking about. … We need to reestablish faith in our communities and the values and principles that got us through slavery, that got us through Jim Crow, and segregation, and all kinds of horrible things that were heaped upon us,” he argued. “Why were we able to get through those? Because of our faith, because of our family, because of our values, and as we allow the hip-hop community to destroy those things for us, and as we grasp onto what’s politically correct and not what is correct, we continue to deteriorate.”
That’s right, Carson. Blame the devil’s music!
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