Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson came to the defense of “America’s Got Talent” host Terry Crews on “The Story” Wednesday as Crews faced backlash for tweeting that “we must ensure #blacklivesmatter doesn’t morph into #blacklivesbetter.”
Carson told host Martha MacCallum that Crews’ statement reminded him of famous remarks by civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr.
“What did he advocate for? A color-blind society,” Carson said of King. “He said ‘I dream of a time when people will be judged by the content of their character and not the color of their skin.'”
“Here,” Carson added, “we are putting everything in context of color, of skin, of external characteristics.”
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