Renowned neurosurgeon Ben Carson believes that race relations in the United States have worsened during President Obama’s tenure.
“I actually believe that things were better before this president was elected. And I think that things have gotten worse because of his unusual emphasis on race,” Carson said Tuesday in an interview with syndicated talk-show host Hugh Hewitt.
Carson, who is weighing a run for president in 2016, faulted President Obama for sending Attorney General Eric Holder to Ferguson, Missouri to “play favorites” in the Michael Brown case, and suggested that the Obama administration has failed to be impartial in handling the situation.
Carson suggested the administration should have done more to educate the public about the workings of the grand jury system – something many people don’t understand.
Carson pointed to several other high-profile cases as illustrations of how race relations have declined during Obama’s presidency, including the fatal shooting of Trayvon Martin in February 2012 and the July 2009 arrest of Harvard University professor Henry Louis Gates. Read more at Newsmax.