In an exclusive interview with The Daily Caller, Ben Carson criticized President Obama for his stance on redistribution of wealth, arguing that it has had serious implications for race relations in America.
“I don’t think he has been particularly helpful, particularly with respect to his redistribution ideology,” Carson said. “Because he’s made a lot of people think that that’s all that the blacks want — they want to get our money and to get our wealth, and they think that we owe them this and that, and of course there are a lot of people of all races who do not believe that.”
Carson argued that his time as a neurosurgeon has given him a unique view of race and humanity. “When I take some one to the operating room and I cut the scalp, and peel it down, and take off the bone flap, and open the dura, I’m actually operating on the thing that makes that person who they are. … Their skin doesn’t make them who they are. The color has nothing to do with who they are. But you know, people who tend to be superficial. You know, superficial things mean a lot. People who tend to be deep are able to see through that and evaluate a person for who they are, and that’s what Martin Luther King meant when he said judge a person by the content of their character and not by the color of their skin.”
“Unfortunately, I do think that the policies of this president have not been particularly good in terms of race relations and I hope that we can continue to make good progress,” Carson continued. “We have made excellent progress. A lot of people are unwilling to admit that, but this is a very different country than it was when I was a kid growing up.”
In a previous segment of the interview, Carson discussed the importance of rising up and fighting for freedom.