Kirsten Powers: Ben Stein’s Comments on Black Underclass ‘Racist’

Conservative pundit Ben Stein recently called President Obama the “most racist president” ever and said the real race problem is America’s “pathetic, self-defeating black underclass.” Fox’s Kirsten Powers tonight said Stein’s analysis sounds racist.

Stein dismissed the idea that there’s some kind of race problem with the police. He said, “I mean, the real problem with race in America is a very, very beaten-down, pathetic, self-defeating black underclass that is, uh, just can’t seem to get its way going in the way that blacks were able to before the scourge of drugs and the scourge of gangs.”

Powers said his comments just aren’t true and added, “It sounds racist to me, actually. And I’m not somebody to throw that word around.”

Watch the video below, via Fox News:

And you can watch Stein’s comments here, via Newsmax:

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