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It's very special studio audience edition of Hannity -- tonight for the hour I will be joined by a very distinguished group of African American conservatives.
-- included among them -- community leaders political commentators.
Men of the cloth women of the cloth authors educators and yes even a position.
And we're here this -- to tackle some very important and controversial issues surrounding the issue of race in our society.
And the idea behind this hour was inspired by the speech that was given by doctor Benjamin Carson he delivered this back in February.
At the national prayer breakfast.
And of course he did that with President Obama just -- steps away and doctor Carson respectfully voiced his disagreement with some of the core principles of the Obama administration.
However the backlash that he -- from the days after woods and the weeks and months that followed.
Was anything but respectful in many cases it was mean spirited it was baseless and in some cases downright racist watch -- When your public -- -- publicly -- Your party doesn't care enough about Black America.
-- it's time for a new black friend and terror doctor Ben Carson who's been embraced recently because he's Smart and helpful in us waging their -- Carson -- bootstraps kinda guy speaking their language talking like he built his path from -- -- kid to a pediatric -- -- certain neurosurgeon.
Himself he must've gotten government backed school -- which they form -- public assistance but.
Let's not -- back to reality that I built it without help story Carson to join the GOP's version.
Of affirmative action where black -- that can't spit.
Conservative did get race in the front alive because then people get to put a bumper sticker on their cars saying.
How could be racist I would have voted for Carson which -- fit nicely over the bumper sticker saying.
How could it be racist I would have voted for -- which fit nicely over the bumper sticker saying how could it be racist I would have voted for Al west this.
Any black friend will do.
-- senate before if you're African American and you are conservative in this country right now you -- vilified you or demonize your besmirch your characters assassinated.
Because sadly it is episodes like this that lead me to believe there's no freedom of speech for black conservatives right now in America this has to change.
Palestinian audience will be weighing in on this controversy and others throughout the course of the hour but first joining me -- to help kick off about things is the man who has been subjected to the less.
Relentless smear campaign the director of pediatric neurosurgery John Hopkins university and gentlemen welcome doctor Benjamin Carson.
Feel like hasn't changed at all.
Well you know the good thing is once the the media gets finished pursing everywhere -- and dissecting.
-- maybe the -- actually that's an influence thing.
And before you gave this speech.
Did we -- subjected to name calling because of your conservative views.
It was only when you went public correct tell us what to since that is happening since the speech was given and you've given some interviews what what -- what -- the you've been called since then.
Obviously being on television you may.
Yeah some of the words cannot be used and you know it's it's really kind of sad -- -- film more sorrowful for the people who do that and I feel angry with them.
And -- I represent something that they just can't quite get their -- here.
How can you be black.
And you know not not march -- lockstep.
Behind the Croat leaders.
How can you actually think for yourself and how can you actually have some ideals that actually makes sense that don't agree with the leaders.
And I am very hopeful that this is trend that will be broken I'm gonna continue to speak out of course there.
There is an old trick.
That you ostracize.
And you keep repeating these.
Three -- that are well known to as people who read certain books.
And you know those certainly at dealers he that would be on hand -- have -- -- -- I was almost -- -- and then.
I'm I'm not sure that it's it's going to work quite frankly because.
I don't plan going anywhere so well I'm I think a while speak for a lot of -- -- glad to -- -- Let me just ask the audience one question.
Of everyone here that's conservative how many of you been called horrible names.
Because of your conservatism.
Everybody in the audience.
What what does that say doctor Carson because.
The names are vicious and vile and we can't repeat them on television.
Well what an assist to me that the very people who love the talk about tolerance.
Are some of the least tolerant people there are.
You know I think anybody who had to do that either but yeah.
They would do that they would try to to ostracize and tried and to shut people up.
How tolerant can they be you know we need we need to reach a point in this country.
Where we can have resent.
Without getting into corners and tossing hand grenades in each other we can never make it if we continue to do that.
The people have got to rise above that not allow themselves to being manipulated it.
Is do you think this is an effort at intimidation.
-- interest -- when you go back to the speech that you gave where President Obama was present.
Which -- then became automatically -- say a national figure.
You you interest really almost pathetically.
Talked about political correctness.
And yet all of this is now has since been unfolding in your life.
Well Ed it's just demonstrating.
Exactly what I was thing and that is it is it's threatening the very fabric of our nation.
One of the founding principles.
Of our nation is freedom of speech and freedom of expression.
And yet there are so many people who are afraid to talk -- I've gotten so many emails and letters from people.
I support you a 100%.
But please let this remain anonymous why because they don't want to have the fiery darts thrown at them because there is this.
Healing I mean if you look I can take it.
I can take this audience back to every election cycle 1998.
Missouri Democratic Party radio -- if you elect conservatives let elect Republicans black churches will burn.
-- James Byrd George Bush supported the death penalty to the people responsible for that heinous crime.
Al Gore goes before a predominately African American audience his tone his speech is cadence shifts.
He goes into -- black preacher mode the -- with Hillary.
What do you think that is from the left and -- silence when.
When black conservatives are called all of these names they claim there against racism.
-- why don't they speak out when.
African American -- I -- type I think -- would be a very good question to ask them could look at I doubt they'll -- put on my show a little you know.
They'll dodged the question yes and to move around.
Because perhaps they don't want to face reality but you know.
The way I look at it and I've said this before as a brain surgeon.
You know I don't tend to it to see race and talk about rates a whole lot because when I opened their head out.
And I'm operating on the brain that's the thing that makes a person who they are the -- -- and make them there.
And it's only people who are very superficial and they're thinking who characterize everything by its code.
You know I know you have a deep abiding Christian faith as as do why.
The word education from the Latin -- on the show off a little money seminary education here.
It it it it's a -- or -- to bring forth from within us so he believed that god created every man woman and child and you believe all that talent is there when they were born.
And it's our job to help bring it out of children.
There could bent and and these are things in a particularly and then in the African American community.
That we need to be talking about again.
You know education is so fundamental.
To success and our society.
Also bringing -- values.
You know that the kinds of a Judeo Christian values to help establish this country.
And that -- family strong.
We've lost a lot of that.
As a result.
There's less respect for each other young men are not respecting the young ladies -- -- going around impregnated them.
Young ladies are allowing that to happen by disrespecting themselves.
Babies are being born with no solid family or financial structure.
They have four -- nine times the -- Poverty.
People are not.
Learning how to turn over dollars and their own community a couple of times before they send them out that's how you build wealth and as you -- -- from reaching back and pulling others.
You know if people begin to understand these principles.
It really won't matter what else is going on around -- No we build a great country perhaps with all -- great talent who could you say with a straight yes -- -- -- continue more doctor Carson and our great studio audience.
And coming up the left certainly had has not reserved its vicious rhetoric just for doctor Carson alone.
Coming up next want to take a look at some of the more outrageous attacks that have been leveled at other African American conservatives and then we open it up forced to.
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