Charlamagne Tha God awards Donkey Of The Day to Ben Carson for saying that welfare hurt Black families more than slavery.
To no surprise, Ben Carson (who as a politician was formerly the 17th United States Secretary of Housing and Urban Development from 2017 to 2021) has been awarded another Donkey Of The Day.
This time around, Carson thought he was dropping knowledge when he made the following statement:
“Well, when you look at what the Black community has been through, go all the way back to slavery. It was the strong family unit, the faith in God that got people through that. That got people through Jim Crow. Through severe segregation. Through all the difficulties. But, what really had a negative impact was when the government came along and said ‘There, there you poor little thing. I’m gonna take care of all your needs.’ and started implementing policies that were destructive to family formation. Those are the things that have hurt the Black community the most…”
The irony of that statement is that it came out of the mouth of the same male that was raised on government assistance at some point in his childhood.
But then again, nothing the retired neurosurgeon says or does surprises me anymore with everything that’s transpired over the years.
You can hear what Charlamagne had to say on this situation below…