Republican presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson told conservative radio host Dennis Prager that racism in America is “mostly” coming from the progressive movement and its members think Carson is “an Uncle Tom,” according to audio clip posted Friday by BuzzFeed.
“I’m not sure I agree that there isn’t a fair amount of racism here, there is, but it’s not where you would expect it to be,” Carson said on the radio show. “It’s mostly with the progressive movement who will look at someone like me, and because of the color of my pigment, they decide that there’s a certain way that I’m supposed to think. And if I don’t think that way, I’m an Uncle Tom and they heap all kinds of hatred on you. That, to me, is racism.”
Education can elevate you past racism, Carson said.
“Race doesn’t really keep you down in this country if you get a good education,” he said.
Listen to the audio, via BuzzFeed: