5 Black Republicans you need to know

Ben Carson

Photo source: Ben Carson's Instagram
Photo source: Ben Carson’s Instagram

Dr. Ben Carson is a respected pediatric neurosurgeon who is a candidate in the 2016 presidential race. He currently is among the top declared Republican candidates and his stated positions on hot button issues are in line with the mainstream republican platforms. Carson gained recent notoriety for his stance on Islam. Carson stated recently that he “Would not advocate that we put a Muslim in charge of this nation.” Carson went on to further clarify his position by stating in subsequent interviews, “I would have problems with somebody who embraced all the doctrines associated with Islam, If they are not willing to reject Sharia and all the portions of it that are talked about in the Quran — if they are not willing to reject that, and subject that to American values and the Constitution, then of course, I would. …I’m assuming that if you accept all the tenets of Islam that you would have a very difficult time abiding under the Constitution of the United States.”

Mo Barnes
Mo Barnes

Maurice "Mo" Barnes is a graduate of Morehouse College and Political Scientist based in Atlanta. Mo is also a Blues musician. He has been writing for Rolling Out since 2014. Whether it means walking through a bloody police shooting to help a family find justice or showing the multifaceted talent of the Black Diaspora I write the news.

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