The Michigan Chronicle is known to be predominantly black newspaper. But it is also the hometown paper of Dr. Ben Carson, Trump’s HUD director. So it was particularly troublesome when they launched a racist attack against Carson, but they didn’t seem to care.
Here is an excerpt from the shameful article entitled “Shame of Detroit Ben Carson competes for House Negro of the Year Award.” It reads more like a blog post from a leftist college student living in their mother’s basement, but I digress:
“Being appointed Secretary of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and being a House Negro are two different things. It now appears HUD Secretary Ben Carson is imminently qualified to be a House Negro, but remains as unqualified as ever to lead HUD.
“Yesterday, in the wake of Trump’s unhinged response to the Charlottesville travesty last weekend where large numbers of Neo-Nazis and other white supremacists violently flexed their muscles freely for all to see, Carson suggested that critics of Trump’s response were getting poor little 45 all wrong, that we were blowing it all out of proportion. But let me not paraphrase; this is exactly what he said (courtesy of the Washington Post):
“(snipped Carson quote about Trump)
“So Carson, the only African American member of Trump’s cabinet (Omarosa, the other resident House Negro, is a White House advisor), believes that having a President of the United States who can’t make up his mind whether or not to endorse or condemn Neo-Nazis and other white supremacists on the march in the streets of Charlottesville, is a minor incident….
“What..? I dunno. Maybe he got his months mixed up and he thought they were out for trick or treat?
“I wasn’t the only one who called this man out early on during the 2016 campaign when his comments made it clear Carson had become nothing more than a court jester. A sad joke who forfeited the well-earned status of a brilliant medical career to join the circus as a second rate clown. And oh, did some folks get mad. Thought it was wrong to treat Dr. Carson in such a disrespectful way? Didn’t I know who he was? Didn’t I know how he rose himself up from poverty in Detroit?
“Yeah. I knew. That’s why I was so damned pissed. And remain so.
“And Carson’s response to Trump is all the validation any Carson critic will ever need. Because if this doesn’t show you who he is, then you may as well step on your glasses and grind them into the ground because you’re blind as a bat.”
What a low blow for one of the best success stories to ever come out of Detroit. The nasty insult of this writer is a below the belt hit that is unthinkable. Especially coming from a historically black newspaper. Albeit from Carson’s hometown.
The Chronicle isn’t a liberal paper, but they’re not conservative either. But this reads like something from a radically left-wing outlet like HuffPo or Mother Jones.
It’s astonishing that the left accuses their opposition of racism every chance they get, but fail to recognize their own prejudices. Perhaps their continual with hunt for faux racism is just a sad attempt to hid their own deep-seated hatred for those different from themselves.