Famous neurosurgeon Dr. Ben Carson stated that cultural negativity has made conditions that have made it difficult for children in this day and age to just be kids.
Making an appearance on “Cortes & Pellegrino,” Carson went on to say, “there used to be love in our society. We had a Judeo Christian foundation, which said love your neighbor. Now you’re seeing a situation where we say, ‘hate your neighbor. Cancel your neighbor if they don’t agree with you.’ I think this is a very difficult environment to grow up in. And then you know you have a situation where the color of your skin…is the primary determinant of what happens to human life.”
Carson’s appearance on the show comes after he published an op-ed piece for The Washington Examiner, where he shared some similar thoughts.
“We are in the midst of an all-out, unprecedented assault against our nation, wholly separated from facts, evidence, or love,” the retired neurosurgeon wrote. “Critical race theory is just one piece of that revolutionary movement being forced upon our children by those we have allowed to take control of our education system.”
“It is a movement that seeks to transform every area of society based on a divisive, dystopian, totalitarian vision,” the op-ed goes on to say.
But Carson states if he believed those things when he was a kid, he would not be where he is today.
And part of the narrative being pushed on kids Carson highlights, affecting their self-image, is “if you’re a white kid… you’re a racist. You’re an oppressor. You caused everybody else’s problems… If you’re a black kid, you’re a victim, and it doesn’t matter what you do.”
However, “it doesn’t mean that people don’t have obstacles in their life.” Carson then said that what school teaches us is how to overcome obstacles, not to become victims of our circumstances.
Carson nailed it here. There are definitely people who dealt a hard life. Things for these folks are incredibly difficult. That point cannot be debated. However, we all have a choice to make. Are we going to allow our situation to dictate and define who we are? Or are we going to use those hard times in our lives to fuel the creation of our dreams?