Is Ben Carson not “black enough” or not liberal enough?

Did you know that Ben Carson is not “Black enough”?  I heard two African Americans complain that Dr. Carson is “not really black”, not “black enough”, and “does not understand the true black man.” In truth, much like a media that ignores him, they disagree with his conservative views.

Apparently, a black conservative can’t possibly understand the plight of his fellow race.  Does an entire race of people need to adopt the same views to be in the club?

I recall in 2008, if anyone opposed President Obama they were immediately called a racist yet the Liberal media does not make the same condemnation if you oppose Dr. Carson.  In short, a Liberal who opposes Dr. Carson is intellectually honest but a Conservative who opposes President Obama is a racist.  I love an even playing field.

I guess an inconvenient truth for Liberals is racism only applies when it suits their purpose or agenda. For example, if a white police officer shoots a black criminal the media screams we have a racism problem. However, if a black criminal shoots and kills multiple white people then we have a gun problem. It’s all relative.

Why are we not hearing African Americans condemning the fact people think Dr. Carson is not “black enough?” I sincerely doubt to be an “authentic” black person you have to think and vote alike. Even if there was a groundswell of support for Dr. Carson from the black community the media would not run that story.

It seems Liberals pigeonhole all black people into one stereotype and play to that theme.  Isn’t that profiling?  Conservatives have the quaint notion that individuals have the right to make their own choices. So tell me; which party is racist?

Dr. Carson makes a lot of sense when he speaks. He is measured and deliberate in his approach to the issues.  He is smart, articulate and seems like a dedicated individual.  I do not think he has a chance to get the republican nomination and one reason is the way the media ignores him.  They will not give him the forum he deserves because he does not meet its criteria of being a black politician.

Tell me again who is being racist?

Dr. Carson has a good story. He rose out of poverty in Detroit and worked hard to eventually become one of the world’s most talented pediatric neurosurgeons. His only accomplishment is saving lives.  What has Jesse Jackson or Al Sharpton done that matches?  What did President Obama do in his career to match Dr. Carson’s feats?  Why do they get the headlines while Dr. Carson gets relegated to the bench?

The media would rather waste our time stirring the pot in Ferguson and re-living Katrina then promote a man who improved his life through hard work and dedication.  I bet if he were able to catch a football and run the 40 yard dash in under 4.5 seconds he’d get more attention.

The mainstream media has an aversion to opposing viewpoints and immediately brands such obstinacy as extreme.  Isn’t it about time for the media to acknowledge there is also diversity of thought?

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About Armando Diana

A freelance writer for more than 25 years I covered the political scene in New Jersey which can prepare anyone for national politics. I have no fancy political degrees and I'm definitely not a lawyer - I am a common person who is fed up with politics. I want leaders focused on doing what is right for the country, not for them.
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6 Responses to Is Ben Carson not “black enough” or not liberal enough?

  1. Justine says:

    It’s frustrating as a rationally thinking person to witness all of the hypocrisies of the left. I honestly don’t know how anyone could oppose Ben Carson.

  2. It seems to me the Left is unconcerned about anything but its agenda. I just hope enough people wake up and see Liberal thinking is actually detrimental to society.

  3. jonolan says:

    Carson’s not “Black” at all! Black is a culture, one built to be as other than and antithetical to normal American culture as possible and Dr. Carson either was never raised in it or chose to emigrate to America instead.

  4. I find your position interesting. Would you say your comment is the norm among the African American community? If so can you help me to understand why a group would desire to be diametrically opposed to the society it lives in and choose to live in that society? I am not arguing your point. If that is true than so be it. I’m just trying to understand it.

  5. Ask Cara says:

    Black people do not like Ben Carson because he is a hypocrite and ignores issues in the black community. The fact that he is a black republican was his first strike. Furthermore, black people do not vote for someone just because the candidate is also black. That’s stupid.

  6. According to MIT political scientists in 2009, President Obama won 95% of the black vote and exit polls indicate they voted for him because he was black. So, do black people only support Black Democrats? You say Dr. Carson ignores issues in the black community. In his position papers he has addressed many of the issues facing the black community however he has stated several times that racism is not as prevalent as some in the black community would have you believe Is that the issue you mean?

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