Ben Carson Defends Black History Month—Then Goes Full ‘Carson’ on Us

You never go full “Carson” after making valid points, but he did.

Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson
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GOP presidential candidate Ben Carson isn’t on Stacey Dash’s side when it comes to her comments stating that BET and Black History Month perpetuate segregation. 

Dash’s comments during a recent Fox News appearance weren’t at all surprising, coming from her, but they were definitely clueless.

“If we don’t want segregation, then we need to get rid of channels like BET and the BET Awards, and the [NAACP] Image Awards, where you’re only awarded if you’re black,” she said last week on Fox & Friends. “If it were [the] other way around, we would be up in arms.”

The Fox host asked Dash if the reason she doesn’t think the U.S. should observe Black History Month is that there isn’t a White History Month, and she agreed.

But there’s one conservative who isn’t siding with Dash, and that’s Carson. During an appearance on the BET special #AllVotesMatter, Carson expressed his sentiments about Black History Month.

“At this point in time, [Black History Month] is important. If we didn’t have a Black History Month, there are a lot of things we wouldn’t talk about,” Carson said. “I mean, [without Black History Month] there’s a whole bunch of people that we probably wouldn’t talk about, and we need to talk about them. Not only in the black community, we need to talk about them in every community in America. Everybody needs to understand that the greatness of America has a lot to do with contributions from everybody.”

Hell, without Black History Month, how many kids would learn about Carson’s medical endeavors? Because we all know we’re trying so hard to forget about the political ones.

But, of course, Carson had to go and put his foot into his mouth. He just couldn’t leave well enough alone.

“Our ethnic diversity is not a problem unless we make it a problem,” Carson stated.

He was doing so well, and then went and ruined it.