Dr. Ben Carson was interviewed by a local TV station and relayed a story of grace after his home was vandalized. He also discussed the events in Charlottesville and the removal of Confederate statues. The secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development said he believes dialogue can help overcome hate and bigotry.
Carson said his home was vandalized earlier this summer while he was away:
“We were out of town and our house was toilet papered,” Carson told News4’s Meagan Fitzgerald. “They had painted ‘F Trump’ on it as well.” He said neighbors cleaned up the mess, and he responded with grace.
“That really is the message that I try to get out to people. You can’t necessarily control the animosity and the hatred of someone else, but you can control how you react,” he said.
When asked about Charlottesville he said education is key…