The Three Fab Things Ben Carson Told #BlackLivesMatter

Dr. Ben Carson (photo credit: Gage Skidmore)
Dr. Ben Carson (photo credit: Gage Skidmore)

In his column going viral, Dr. Ben Carson speaks truth as a black men to the Black Lives Matter movement. Three fab takeaways:

1. Old, white senators from rural states are not the problem:

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.

2. Black Moms matter:

I saw bullets, drugs and death in the same places I played tag and ball with my friends. Both of my older cousins died on the streets where I lived. I thought that was my destiny. But my mother didn’t. . . she saved my brother and me from being killed on those streets with nothing but a library card.

3. Hollywood degrades black men and women:

Let’s confront the entertainment industry that lines its pockets by glamorizing a life where black men are thugs and our women are trash. Let’s tell them we plan to start talking with our wallets.

Schools that don’t work, streets that aren’t safe, young people who can’t find work, Democrats who offer a handout instead of “honor and dignity,” a Republican party that simply ignores.

“There are many things to be concerned about when you are consumed by hopelessness. Bernie Sanders isn’t one of them.”

Maggie Gallagher is a senior fellow at American Principles in Action.