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Ben Carson Gets Dragged From The Sunken Place And Back Over His Poverty Theory

Twitter is TRIGGERED over what Ben Carson said on a radio show yesterday.

It all started in an XMradio interview released Wednesday, Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson said that a “certain mindset” contributes to people living in poverty, pointing to habits and a “state of mind” that children take from their parents at a young age.

Via Washington Post

“I think poverty to a large extent is also a state of mind. You take somebody that has the right mindset, you can take everything from them and put them on the street, and I guarantee in a little while they’ll be right back up there,”

Carson continued.

“And you take somebody with the wrong mindset, you can give them everything in the world, they’ll work their way right back down to the bottom,”

Well golly, it seems like sunken Ben has cured poverty with that statement! Poor people are just so…negative and pass it to their children. We get it now. Silly, we thought some of it had to do with unbalanced social and economic structures from hundreds of years of oppression, inaccessible resources, a mental health crisis; xenophobia, racism, sexism in the working world etc etc.

Many people disagree with the sunken place surgeon. But, of course conservatives are jumping in to save their guy.

When the hell did Oprah say that? Hit the flip to some of the best reactions to Carson’s “poverty is a mind state” theory.



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