Hermain Cain is angry!
The former GOP presidential candidate is defending Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Ben Carson after a historically black publication called Carson a “house negro” for defending President Trump’s comments on Charlottesville.
“Being appointed Secretary of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and being a House Negro are two different things,” wrote Keith A. Owens, a senior editor at the Detrot-based Michigan Chronicle. “It now appears HUD Secretary Ben Carson is imminently qualified to be a House Negro, but remains as unqualified as ever to lead HUD.”
Ownens added: “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.”
Cain isn’t having it. He responded that he too has often called a house negro because he “refuses to embrace the backward thinking of today’s black identity politics.”
“Being called a ‘house Negro’ is just one of the insulting names I have been called as an ABC (American Black Conservative), simply because I do not subscribe to the black liberal backward-looking narrative of black identity politics. Maybe that’s why I have had multiple successful careers over the last 50 years, and name-calling has not stopped or slowed me down yet!”
*Cue Jay-Z’s “ok” from “The story of O.J.”*
Cain, a businessman and author, came into the national spotlight in 2012 as a candidate for the republican presidential nomination. After a quick ascent, his campaign fell apart after rumours of a 13-year affair surfaced. Thought he denied the affair, Cain was also plagued by sexual harassment claims.
After listing the ways that Carson has earned his position as HUD secretary following a storied career as a neurosurgeon, Cain then makes a call to any other perceived house negroes in the country:
“If being called a “house Negro” is what some of us must endure for succeeding in this nation and thinking for ourselves, then let all of the “house Negroes” stand up and be counted.”
“Wow! There are too many to count, but there’s Dr. Ben Carson standing tall among millions, and doing something great again.”
And Cain is standing right next to him!