Questioned about the date for President Trump’s convention acceptance speech while appearing on ABC, HUD Secretary Ben Carson made the point that “We need to move away from being offended by everything” and said “it really gets to a point of being ridiculous after a while.”
The president’s convention acceptance speech is scheduled for Jacksonville on August 27th, a KKK mob attacked mostly black civil rights protesters. Is it appropriate to have a convention speech on that anniversary in that city?
You know, we’ve reached a point in our society where we dissect everything and try to ascribe some nefarious notion to it. We really feed to move away from that. We need to move away from being offended by everything, of going through history and looking at everything, of renaming everything.
I mean, think about the fact that some of our universities, some of our prestigious universities, have a relationship with the slave trade. Should we go and rename those universities?
You know, it really gets to a point of being ridiculous after a while, and you know, we have to grow up as a society.