Carson: We Don’t Have to ‘Inject Race’ into Everything
Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson discussed American society and its obsession with injecting race into every issue.
Appearing on Sunday’s edition of Face the Nation with Sandra Bland, Carson slammed American society for having “a tendency to inject race into everything anytime that there are people of different races involved in a conflict.”
“Are there rotten police officers? Of course there are,” Carson continued. “Just like there are rotten doctors and rotten teachers and rotten journalists. But we don’t condemn the whole class for that.”
The Hill reports:
Bland, whose death sparked protests in Waller County, Texas, got into an altercation with state trooper Brian Encinia when he pulled her over on July 10 for not signaling a turn.
A county medical examiner ruled her death three days later a suicide.
A Texas grand jury refused to indict Encinia in the case.
Democratic presidential hopeful Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) says Bland would not have been treated the same way if she were a white woman.
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