Upstart Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain’s views on various topics have many on the left dumbfounded.
But his recent comments about racism and African Americans are sure to raise some eyebrows.
Cain said on Sunday that he doesn’t believe racism holds African Americans back.
“I don’t believe racism in this country today holds anybody back in a big way,” said, Cain, former CEO of Godfather’s Pizza, during an interview on CNN. “Are there some elements of racism? Yes, it gets back to if we don’t grow this economy, that is a ripple effect for every economic level, and because blacks are more disproportionately unemployed, they get hit the worst when economic policies don’t work. That’s where it starts.”
Cain asserted that he firmly believes that “many” African Americans have a level playing field when it comes to economic issues and pointed to his own credentials to make his case.