Ben Carson says Obama was 'raised white'
February 23, 2016 - Uncategorized
Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson said on Tuesday President Barack Obama was “raised white” and may not identify with “the experience of black Americans.”
“He’s an ‘African’ American. He was, you know, raised white,” the retired neurosurgeon told Politico‘s Glenn Thrush. “Many of his formative years were spent in Indonesia. So, for him to, you know, claim that, you know, he identifies with the experience of black Americans, I think, is a bit of a stretch.”
Carson’s comments came after Thrush asked him whether the inauguration of the nation’s first black president was “significant” for him. Read more…