Blacks Recognize the Appointment of Ben Carson as Racist!


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Dr. Ben Carson
When Sarah Palin was tapped as McCain’s Vice Presidential running mate, it was clear that she was not an outstanding choice based on her experience, education, leadership, or quick wit.  She wasn’t a student of history, geography, or foreign relations.  As Lisa Murkowski described her intellect, in a politically correct way, Sarah Palin lacked “intellectual curiosity.”  Clearly McCain’s choice was motivated by her appearance, and nothing else.  The fact that there were so many other competent and experienced women illustrated that McCain, once deciding that he wanted to pick a woman, was determined to find the most attractive.  By chosing Sarah Palin, McCain revealed not that he respected women as his equal.  Just the opposite.  His only use for women was as eye candy.
Donald Trump has illustrated the same point of view regarding Blacks.  At the outset, it is clear that Trump has a long history of descrimination of Blacks.  The history of being unwilling to lease an apartment in Trump Towers is one blatant example of Trump’s attitude toward “colored” people.  When he entered a casino he insisted that all black dealers leave the floor.
Now with Trump’s recent appointment of Ben Carson as the Secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Trump’s racism is indisputable!  As his first Black appointment, Trump said that “Ben Carson has a brilliant mind and is passionate about strengthening communities and families within those (sic) communities.,” “Ben shares my optimism about the future of our country and is part of ensuring that this is a presidency representing all Americans. He is a tough competitor and never gives up.”  At first glance Trump’s statement is revealing.  By his use of the term “those communities” without defining the communities about which he is talking, it is  obvious that Trump equates HUD communities as “Black” communities.  When Trump describes Ben as having a “brilliant mind”  his remarks stand in stark contrast to what he previously said about Dr. Carson.  Trump previously said of Carson, and others like him, that ” our leaders are so stupid and so incompetent and so inept, we need people that are really smart, that have tremendous deal-making skills and that have great, great energy.”  To now suggest that Carson is brilliant, and capable of running HUD is a clear indication that Trump thinks that it doesn’t matter if he appoints someone competent to be the Sdecretary of HUD, since most of the people living in HUD are Black.
I’m not alone in my conclusion.  Ranking Member of the Committee on Financial Services Rep. Maxine Waters (the most senior African American Woman in the House )  had quite a different take on Carson’s new post.  She said: “Dr. Carson’s nomination to lead the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is frightening,” she stated. “He may be a brain surgeon but he is not qualified to run HUD. Donald Trump knows this. During the Republican primary, he called him a liar, pathological, and even violent. Dr. Carson himself has said he is not qualified to lead a federal agency. Now, we are expected to forget these disqualifying statements by both of them and entrust Dr. Carson with overseeing HUD, which has a budget of $47 billion.”

With the reliance of millions of Americans on receiving affordable housing assistance through HUD, Waters expresses her concerns for not having a more viable appointment. “Millions of Americans rely on HUD assistance to help them access safe, decent, and affordable housing,” she continued. “And they are not all in the inner cities; they are in rural and suburban areas as well. HUD provides critical investments in these areas to spur economic development and house the most vulnerable. This is no easy task. The rural and urban Americans who benefit from HUD programs deserve a strong, qualified leader at the helm of this important agency. With the reliance of millions of Americans on receiving affordable housing assistance through HUD, Waters expresses her concerns for not having a more viable appointment. “Millions of Americans rely on HUD assistance to help them access safe, decent, and affordable housing,” she continued. “And they are not all in the inner cities; they are in rural and suburban areas as well. HUD provides critical investments in these areas to spur economic development and house the most vulnerable. This is no easy task. The rural and urban Americans who benefit from HUD programs deserve a strong, qualified leader at the helm of this important agency. Dr. Carson is not this person. We know it, Donald Trump knows it, and yes, even Dr. Carson knows it.”

As Secretary of HUD, Carson would be responsible for fair housing opportunities, programs concerned with the nation’s housing needs, and development and improvement of the nation’s communities. Carson does not have any previous experience in government.

The appointment of Carson is a clear indication that (1) Trump is a racist. (2) Trump doesn’t feel HUD  is an important agency of government. (3) The only qualification necessary for being the head of HUD is the color of the candidate’s skin.  (4) By appointing a   person as the head of HUD who is obviously clueless about HUD or even running a large organization, Trump has positioned the department for failure.

 

 

7 thoughts on “Blacks Recognize the Appointment of Ben Carson as Racist!

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  1. The entire cabinet is in your face, stick it up yours. The worst of the worst for the position is the requirement. It is like a lousy joke. I can see and feel the fear in everyone. Even some of his supporters. This is a crime against America and she must fight back today. Those involved must be brought to justice.

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  2. And ben is going along with it. How pathetic and disgusting. He is a mental dangerous idiot. I would not allow him to examine my dolls let alone a human.

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  3. Interesting that a real estate developer has no clue that HUD is actually the department entrusted with the same function. Trump could turn HUD into a gold mine by mixing his business with Federal redevelopment programs. The guy is too dumb to see a great hustle, so he gives it to Dr. Sleepy.

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    1. aj,
      I think there will be a renaming of the Trump cabinet, reminiscent of the 7 Dwarfs…Palin will be Dopey and Carson will be Sleepy.

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