Sunday, October 2, 2022

Ben Carson Attacks ‘Straight Outta Compton’ in #BlackLivesMatter Op Ed

Republican presidential hopeful Ben Carson (C) speaks during church services at Maple Street Missionary Baptist Church on August 16, 2015 in Des Moines , Iowa. Ben Carson attended Sunday church services before campaigning at the Iowa State Fair.
Republican presidential hopeful Ben Carson (C) speaks during church services at Maple Street Missionary Baptist Church on August 16, 2015 in Des Moines , Iowa. Ben Carson attended Sunday church services before campaigning at the Iowa State Fair.

*Ben Carson is now giving advice to the #BlackLivesMatter movement…while simultaneously calling out the movie “Straight Outta Compton.”

The GOP presidential candidate, one of the movement’s chief critics, has written an op-ed for USA Today about how #BlackLivesMatter activists are angry at the wrong people. Carson called it “lunacy” for the group to target his Democratic presidential rival Bernie Sanders when he’s so far from what is actually harming the black community.

Carson said that the anger they feel is, of course, real and there are serious issues to address, but says, “Unjust treatment from police did not fill our inner cities with people who face growing hopelessness.. Far too many families are torn and tattered by self-inflicted wounds. Violence often walks alongside people who have given up hope.”

Carson proposes that #BlackLivesMatter focus on failing schools and local politicians who won’t solve the problem, as well as Democrats who need to hear their calls for “honor and dignity” and Republicans who “have ignored us for too long.”

But Carson also accuses Hollywood of glorifying some of the ills of the black community, and takes direct aim at the current top movie at the box office:

Let’s confront the entertainment industry that lines its pockets by glamorizing a life where black men are thugs and our women are trash. Let’s tell them we plan to start talking with our wallets.

It is time for them to pick on someone else because we have had enough. Demeaning women is not art, and it shouldn’t be profitable. Neither is glorifying violence and equating prison time with authenticity. Straight Out of Compton, #1 in movie theaters, is just the latest example. You only have to watch the trailers.

You can read Carson’s full op-ed here.

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5 COMMENTS

  1. This Democrat agrees 100% with Dr. Carson and plans to vote for him. It’s about tlme somebody speaks the truth, and stop trying to sugarcoat everything. We need some serious in house cleaning. Watch the liberals start with the name calling. That’s all they got. Wake up folks! The democrats just want our votes. 50 years and still no improvement. Time to try something new.

  2. Angela dear you have drank the Kool-Aid Dr. Carson is delusional and speaks to a problem that has manifest for decades, and movies nor the black community are to blame. By the way, you will be wasting your vote on this delusional republican tom. There is no way that the racist republican party will let this n@#$er win the nomination for president in the republican party. Your assertion about the good Dr. is really ridiculous, apparently you have not heard much of his platform or his uncle tom rhetoric. I suggest you educate your self before you go and vote for this self-loathing black republican. Do you not understand that the republican party is a lily white party and the only reason for the good doctor’s participation is to try and garner black votes. When that fails, as it will, they will kick him to the curb, like all the rest of the black republicans. Your need to read some history about the black experience and why things are like they are before you go off talking about something being sugar coated. !

  3. Hard too believe a man such as yourself would attack uncle tom. I’m sure with the success you’ve had you can afford a cabin also. There’s no need for a black candidate only too draw black voters. Only there blind or uneducated would stay with a sinking ship. Did you enjoy the destruction of Baltimore. Cannibalism is the really problem here. I’ll vote for Carson even if he ain’t black enough.

    • You’d be surprised how many negroes are unaware of the fact that Uncle Tom was actually a hero. But if you don’t possess the pack mentality required for being herded like sheep, you get attacked and berated for having your own mind and willing to express views different from the rest of the herd. That’s why so many negroes think calling someone an Uncle Tom is an insult, when it’s really a tribute. That’s what they’ve been told, and that’s all they know. Pity.

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