Ben Carson: ‘Democrats Tend to Look More at the Color of Their Skin’

Ben Carson: ‘Democrats Tend to Look More at the Color of Their Skin’

Republican presidential candidate retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson answers questions at a news conference after speaking to the Commonwealth Club public affairs forum Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2015, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)
Republican presidential candidate retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson answers questions at a news conference after speaking to the Commonwealth Club public affairs forum Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2015, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

Washington (CNN) – Ben Carson said Wednesday that Republicans are more colorblind than Democrats when it comes to race.

“I find black Republicans are treated extremely well in the Republican Party. In fact, I don’t hear much about being a black Republican,” he said Wednesday at an event in Michigan. “I think the Republicans have done a far superior job of getting over racism.”

Carson was a Democrat for years, but said he’s found the Republican Party to be more welcoming.

“When you look at the philosophies of the two parties now, what I have noticed as a black Republican is that Republicans tend to look more at the character of people. And Democrats tend to look more at the color of their skin,” he said Wednesday.

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