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Published On: Mon, Aug 31st, 2015

Ben Carson rising in polls, speaks to Black America and problems in families

Ben Carson sends strong message to Black Lives Matters and America photo/ Gage Skidmore

Ben Carson sends strong message to Black Lives Matters and America photo/ Gage Skidmore

While the GOP presidential race is still very crowded, Dr. Ben Carson as soared after the first Republican debate and now is fueled by response from his USA Today op-ed, targeting the Black Lives Matter movement and problems in African-American families. Also, check out his brief interview with FOX which followed the article.

“I grew up in neighborhoods most Americans were told to never drive through. I saw bullets, drugs and death in the same places I played tag and ball with my friends. Both of my older cousins died on the streets where I lived. I thought that was my destiny,” Carson details of his own life. When pressed in the interview below, he credits his mother and her mission to change their future.

“She saved my brother and me from being killed on those streets with nothing but a library card.”

Carson has been under attack for oversimplifying the issues, but is also garnering supporters as he calls for Black Lives Matters to focused on wrong areas and “That anger is distracting us from what matters most. We’re right to be angry, but we have to stay smart” and calls on a new march.

Here’s what the doctor advises:

Let’s head down to the board of education. Teaching is a tough job and thank God there was a teacher who convinced me that I was not dumb, but our schools are failing and we have no power to abandon them. The actions of rogue police officers take black lives one at a time. Our public school system has destroyed black lives not in the ones and twos, but in whole generations.

The schools don’t teach and our children don’t learn. Too many public schools are controlled by teachers unions focused more on the convenience and compensation of adults rather than the education of children who started out far behind. Their failures don’t kill as quickly, but they do kill as surely as a bullet.

Let’s confront the entertainment industry that lines its pockets by glamorizing a life where black men are thugs and our women are trash. Let’s tell them we plan to start talking with our wallets.

It is time for them to pick on someone else because we have had enough. Demeaning women is not art, and it shouldn’t be profitable. Neither is glorifying violence and equating prison time with authenticity. Straight Outta Compton, #1 in movie theaters, is just the latest example. You only have to watch the trailers.

Let’s go down to city hall. Living behind a door with three deadbolts is not living in freedom. Being too scared to walk around your block at night is not the pursuit of happiness we were all promised.

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- Writer and Co-Founder of The Global Dispatch, Brandon has been covering news, offering commentary for years, beginning professionally in 2003 on Crazed Fanboy before expanding into other blogs and sites. Appearing on several radio shows, Brandon has hosted Dispatch Radio, written his first novel (The Rise of the Templar) and completed the three years Global University program in Ministerial Studies to be a pastor. To Contact Brandon email [email protected] ATTN: BRANDON

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