Ben Carson Takes On The ‘Black Lives Matter’ Movement

August 25th, 2015 • iizthatiiz

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In a ‘truth to community organizers’ op-ed, Dr. Ben Carson reduced the Black Lives Matter movement as nothing more than a distraction from “what matters most” to the Black community.


The idea that disrupting and protesting Bernie Sanders speeches will change what is wrong in America is lunacy. The “BlackLivesMatter” movement is focused on the wrong targets, to the detriment of blacks who would like to see real change and to the benefit of its powerful white liberal funders using the attacks on Sanders for political purposes that mean nothing for the problems that face our community.

The notion that some lives might matter less than others is meant to enrage. That anger is distracting us from what matters most. We’re right to be angry, but we have to stay smart.

… unjust treatment from police did not fill our inner cities with people who face growing hopelessness. Young men and women can’t find jobs. Parents don’t have the skills to compete in a modern job market. Far too many families are torn and tattered by self-inflicted wounds. Violence often walks alongside people who have given up hope. (USA Today)


Carson suggested that if the community organizers wish ‘to march’, that there are far better targets worthy of their consideration than their usual modus operandi, which is to clog up downtown streets or shut down freeways, much to the irritation of their fellow citizens whose support they seek to rally.

  • Let’s head down to the board of education
  • Let’s confront the entertainment industry
  • Let’s go down to city hall
  • Let’s go over to the crack house
  • We should go to Washington
  • We should have a talk with the Democratic Party
  • Finally, we need to go over to the Republican Party

Read Dr. Carson’s full op-ed for the reasons behind these suggestions


Carson spoke with Fox News host Megyn Kelly about his op-ed:



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