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Murdoch Hopes a President Carson Would ‘Properly Address the Racial Divide’

You know, Mr. Murdoch, this is the sort of comment that gets the political correctness police deploying SWAT teams:

He quickly apologized for the comment:

Of course, whether or not you think it’s appropriate for an Australian-born billionaire to throw around the term “real black”, Murdoch’s not wrong that the racial divide is not improving as the Obama era wears on:

A New York Times/CBS News poll conducted [in August] reveals that nearly six in 10 Americans, including heavy majorities of both whites and blacks, think race relations are generally bad, and that nearly four in 10 think the situation is getting worse. By comparison, two-thirds of Americans surveyed shortly after President Obama took office said they believed that race relations were generally good.

The swings in attitude have been particularly striking among African-Americans. During Mr. Obama’s 2008 campaign, nearly 60 percent of blacks said race relations were generally bad, but that number was cut in half shortly after he won. It has now soared to 68 percent, the highest level of discontent among blacks during the Obama years and close to the numbers recorded in the aftermath of the riots that followed the 1992 acquittal of Los Angeles police officers charged in the beating of Rodney King.

Would a President Carson solve this problem? One look at the neurosurgeon’s comment during the first GOP debate…

When I take someone to the operating room, I’m actually operating on the thing that makes them who they are. The skin doesn’t make them who they are. The hair doesn’t make them who they are. And it’s time for us to move beyond that…

… and we see this would be a different approach from the current administration.

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