Dr. Ben Carson, former Republican presidential candidate, and world-renowned neurosurgeon weighed in on critical race theory calling it “a bunch of garbage” according to CNS News.
Carson cited the theory’s tendency to teach people that their race is the primary factor that determines who and what they will become.
The former Secretary of Housing and Urban Development made his comments while being interviewed on Newsmax TV on Sunday, backing what former President Donald Trump has been promoting during his public comments about the damaging nature of CRT.
Carson said he thinks that CRT is meant to convince the listener that their fates are already decided based on the color of their skin, not character or hard work”
“It’s an attempt to use race as a mechanism for redefining our society, redefining what it was based on and how it impacts everybody and it wants our people to believe that your race is the most critical determinant of who you are and what happens to you in our society. In other words, it’s a bunch of garbage.”
Carson talked about the internal conflict that Americans are facing at this time in history, saying that the left is attempting to get this nation to turn on itself and they’re using race to do it:
“The only thing that can really destroy our country – our country is a magnificent place – it can’t be destroyed by Russia or China or Iran or North Korea — but it can be destroyed from within, there’s no question about that.
“That’s what Jesus meant when he said a house divided can’t stand, Lincoln reiterated that. And, we need to recognize that we, the American people, are not enemies.”
Carson also called on his professional background to warn people that “it is their brain and the way that it processes information” that will determine their character and who they become, saying “The brain is like a super-computer: you program it and it responds accordingly.
“It was Vladimir Lenin who said: ‘Give me your children to teach for four years and the seeds that I plant will never be uprooted.’”