Appearing on “The View” Tuesday, Dr. Ben Carson explained why he believes the current welfare system in the United States is not doing the poor any favors. His insightful response actually moved Black Hollywood actor Terry Crews to join the audience in applauding the retired neurosurgeon — although it made Whoopie Goldberg VERY defensive!
You can watch the entire video of his excellent appearance, which includes his remarkable biography HERE.
For those who can’t watch video at work:
During his interview he was asked by Terry Crews (You may know him from the Old Spice Commercials or the movie White Chicks) if he thought welfare was racist. This is how Carson responded:
“When you rob someone of their incentive to go out there and improve themselves, you are not doing them any favors. When you take someone and pat someone on their head and say there there, you poor little thing… I am going to give you food stamps… let me give you housing subsidy… let me give you free health care… and because you cannot do that and those people over there that are causing half of your problems.”
At which point he was interrupted by co-host Whoopi Goldberg, but eventually was able to finish his point saying:
“So what would be much more empowering, would be to use our intellect and our resources to give those people a way up and out.”
To which Crews clapped and replied:
When Dr. Carson finally powers through interruptions to finish his point, an amazing thing happened: The View crowd burst into applause.