Ben Carson: ‘Racist’ white liberals want me on ‘the plantation’

By David Ferguson
Tuesday, April 2, 2013 15:10 EDT
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In an interview with arch-conservative radio host Mark Levin, rising African-American conservative avatar Dr. Ben Carson said on Monday that he believes that white liberals are “the most racist people there are,” and that they are critical of him solely because they want to keep him from leaving “the plantation.”

Carson blamed the recent flap over his comments equating same sex marriage with bestiality and child molestation on a full court press by the left to silence him by using his own words against him.

“They want to shut us up completely,” Carson said. “I represent an existential threat to them. They need to shut me up, they need to delegitimize me.”

“And you’re attacked in many respects because of your race. Because you’re not supposed to think like this, and supposed to talk like this. A lot of white liberals just don’t like it, do they?” Levin asked.

“Well, they’re the most racist people there are,” Carson replied. “You know, they put you in a little category, a little box. You have to think this way. How could you dare come off the plantation?”

Students at Johns Hopkins Medical School protested the school’s choice of Carson as Commencement speaker because of his anti-LGBT remarks. Carson insists that his statements were misinterpreted, but that he is prepared to withdraw.

Currently, Johns Hopkins says that it has no plans to disinvite the physician, and that he was chosen on the merit of his accomplishments, not his world view. Carson is director of pediatric neurology at Johns Hopkins University Hospital.

Watch the video, embedded below via Mediaite:

[image via realbencarson.com]

David Ferguson
David Ferguson
David Ferguson is an editor at Raw Story. He was previously writer and radio producer in Athens, Georgia, hosting two shows for Georgia Public Broadcasting and blogging at Firedoglake.com and elsewhere. He is currently working on a book.
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