America has been boiling with racial tension and hatred in the days since Charlottesville, Virginia. At a white supremacist protest in Charlottesville, a man horrifically attacked a group of demonstrators by running them over in his car.
Many were injured and 3 people were killed. Social media exploded in the hours after the attack by condemning hatred and bigotry and by vowing to never stand for racism in America.
Now, Dr. Ben Carson is opening up about hatred and bigotry in the U.S. after his home was recently vandalized. Many remember Dr. Carson from the 2016 Presidential campaign. He has since become an avid Trump supporter.
Taking to his Facebook page, Dr. Carson wrote the one message all Americans need to read during times like these. Please share this article and help spread his words.
“Regarding all of the racial and political strife emanating from the events in Charlottesville last weekend, let me relate a story. Several years ago we bought a farm in rural Maryland. One of the neighbors immediately put up a Confederate flag. A friend of ours who is an African-American three-star general was coming to visit and immediately turned around concluding that he was in the wrong place. Interestingly, all the other neighbors immediately put up American flags shaming the other neighbor who took down the Confederate flag. More recently our home in Virginia along with that of a neighbor was vandalized by people who also wrote hateful rhetoric about President Trump. We were out of town, but other kind, embarrassed neighbors cleaned up most of the mess before we returned,” wrote Dr. Carson.
“In both instances, less than kind behavior was met by people taking the high road. We could all learn from these examples. Hatred and bigotry unfortunately still exists in our country and we must all continue to fight it, but let's use the right tools. By the way, that neighbor who put up the Confederate flag subsequently became friendly. That is the likely outcome if we just learn to be neighborly and to get to know each other,” he concluded.
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