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Ben Carson: Al Sharpton and I ‘Have the Same Goal’

Dr. Ben Carson has previously rejected liberal arguments about race, but last week he spoke at Reverend ‘s National Action Network and, in a piece for National Review today, talks about how both he and Sharpton “have the same goal.”

Carson says he was encouraged by the “productive dialogue and conversation” he engaged in at the event, and said both he and Sharpton just want an America “that provides equal opportunities and access to the underserved and forgotten.”

Carson touts how he rejects a “victim mentality” that others have perpetuated.

For his part, when Carson spoke days ago, Sharpton spoke of the potential GOP candidate in good humor:

“I think Dr. Carson and I don’t even agree today is Wednesday. We’re going to show we can listen and we make intelligent decisions. You cannot deal with putting things on the agenda in 2016’s election unless those that are running can be heard—and they have to hear us.”

You can read Carson’s full piece here.

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