Black guest stuns CNN anchor: Racism is ‘not a major problem’ in this country

If you have watched any of the mainstream media’s coverage of the shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri on August 9, you have probably heard the incident reduced to these terms: An unarmed black ‘teen’ was shot dead by white police officer. The racial narrative in this case – much like the Trayvon Martin case – is being further perpetuated by the likes of Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton.

But there are some black voices speaking out against the perpetuation of this theme. During an appearance on CNN Wednesday, radio and television personality Larry Elder noticeably stunned anchor Brooke Baldwin when he frankly declared the media overstates the role of racism in this country.

ELDER: I think the media perceives racism to be a far bigger in America. That's why we spend so much time on people like Donald Sterling, and Cliven Bundy, and before that it was Paul Ryan, who said some things that were racially intemperate. I think we've been training black people to think racism is a bigger deal. I think the reason the left wants that is because of votes and power.

I think we have been training black people to think that racism is a bigger deal. And I think the reason that the left wants that is because of votes and power. As long as black people believe that race and racism are the major problem in America, you have got that 95 percent monolithic black vote, without which the Democratic Party cannot survive.

So you have the Jesses and the Als and Debbie Wasserman Schultz and Harry Reid constantly bringing up race cards, talking about Republicans raging a war against black people and so forth. So black people have been trained. Surprise, surprise, people in Ferguson believe that the racist criminal justice system is oppressing them, because Barack Obama and Eric Holder have said statements that have given that impression.

Clearly taken aback by Elder’s sentiment, Baldwin doubled down, asking Elder if believes “racism is not a major problem in this country.”

“No, it is not a major problem in this country,” Elder confirmed. “We have a thriving black middle class. If black America were a country, Brooke, it would be the 15th wealthiest country in the world. For crying out loud, this is not your grandfather's America. We ought not act like it is.”

Watch the segment below (applicable video begins around the 8:15 mark):

On radio this morning, Pat and Stu praised Elder for his willingness to break free of the talking points and paint a different picture of the black community in America.

“That is a statistic I'm embarrassed I didn't know,” Stu said. “Larry Elder has been a really strong voice for a long time on these issues. That's an amazing statistic. I've never heard that.”

To Elder’s point, when you consider the opportunities available to the black community today that did not exist just a few decades ago, it is difficult to understand why the racial narrative continues to take hold.

“I don't know where Brooke Baldwin lives, but, Brooke, this is a country, the one we live in, where we have an African-American president,” Pat concluded. “We have a black attorney general. We have black CEOs. It's not perfect. But is race a major problem? It really is not.”

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Every year as Thanksgiving approaches, the fear of politics being brought up at the dinner table is shared by millions around the country. But comedian Jamie Kilstein has a guide for what you should do to avoid the awkward political turmoil so you can enjoy stuffing your face full of turkey.

Kilstein joined "The Glenn Beck Program" to dissect exactly how you can handle those awkward, news-related discussions around the table on Thanksgiving and provided his 3-step guide to help you survive the holidays with your favorite, liberal relatives: Find common ground, don’t take obvious bait, and remember that winning an argument at the cost of a family member won’t fix the issue you’re arguing about.

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Winston Marshall assumed that he would be playing banjo with Mumford & Sons well into his 60s, but one tweet — simply recommending Andy Ngo's book — was all it took for the woke mob to attack. At first, Winston apologized, saying he "was certainly open to not understanding the full picture." But after doing some research, not to mention a whole lot of soul-searching, his conscience "really started to bother" him.

On the latest episode of "The Glenn Beck Podcast," Winston opened up about the entire scandal, what he discovered in the wake of his cancellation, and why he's decided to put truth over career.

"I looked deeper and deeper into the topic, and I realized I hadn't been wrong [when] I'd called the author brave," Winston said of Ngo. "Not only was he brave, he'd been attacked by Antifa mobs in Oregon, and he was then attacked again ... he's unquestionably brave. And so my conscience really started to bother me ... I felt like I was in some way excusing the behavior of Antifa by apologizing for criticizing it. Which then made me feel, well, then I'm as bad as the problem because I'm sort of agreeing that it doesn't exist," he added.

"Another point, by the way, that I found it very frustrating, was that that left-wing media in this country and in my country don't even talk about [Antifa]. We can all see this footage. We see it online," Winston continued. "But they don't talk about it, and that's part of my, I think, interest initially in tweeting about Andy's book. Because I think people need to see what's going on, and it's a blind spot there. ... CNN and MSNBC, they don't cover it. Biden in his presidential election said it was just 'an idea' that didn't exist. I mean, did he not see the courthouse in Oregon being burnt down?"

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