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What does someone’s skin color have to do with who he or she is? “Not a whole lot,” Dr. Ben Carson says.
Carson, a renowned brain surgeon, experienced racism as a child and even early on in his celebrated medical career.
But Carson says he never has considered the color of someone’s skin to be a defining factor of who they are.
“As a brain surgeon, obviously, when I open somebody’s head, I’m operating on a thing that makes them who they are,” Carson says. “It’s not their hair or their skin that makes them who they are. It’s their brain that makes them who they are. … So obviously, I’m not going to sit around and blame somebody for something that their forefathers did to my forefather.”
Carson, the secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development during the Trump administration, is the author of the new book “Created Equal: The Painful Past, Confusing Present, and Hopeful Future of Race in America.”
Carson joins this episode of “The Daily Signal Podcast” to share a bit of his own story, as well as how America can embrace a future full of hope.
Also on today’s show, we cover these stories:
- Police answer questions about their response time in the Uvalde, Texas, school shooting.
- Senate Democrats call for a vote on gun control legislation in the wake of the shooting in Texas.
- Democrats’ domestic terrorism bill fails in the Senate.
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