After Ferguson tour, Carson says nation should de-emphasize race – Rocky Mount Telegram


The Political Agitator’s response: Interesting! I am having a hard time understanding this guy and the following don’t help. An emotional Carson said the tour evoked memories of his own childhood in inner-city Detroit, where he saw firsthand the death and violence bred by poverty. Yet he offered a clear message when asked what prompted his visit to Ferguson. “We need to de-emphasize race.

FERGUSON, Mo. — On his first visit to the town where a police shooting last year sparked riots, Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson asserted Friday that America should “de-emphasize race” as an issue and accused President Barack Obama of taking the nation backward on race by talking about it too much.

Carson, a retired neurosurgeon and the only African-American in the Republican Party’s 2016 field, became the first White House hopeful in either party to set foot in Ferguson, the St. Louis suburb where a white police officer shot to death an unarmed 18-year-old black man, Michael Brown.

An emotional Carson said the tour evoked memories of his own childhood in inner-city Detroit, where he saw firsthand the death and violence bred by poverty. (Source: Read more)

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