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America This Week 'United We Stand': Sec. Carson on evictions, coronavirus, racism

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America This Week 'United We Stand' w/ Eric Bolling (Photo: Sinclair Broadcast Group)

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WASHINGTON (SBG) — “America This Week” host Eric Bolling was joined by Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson to discuss eviction prevention and other prominent issues.

Also on the program was infectious disease expert Dr. Dena Grayson and former Washington Secretary of State Sam Reed.

Eviction moratoriums provided in Congress’ coronavirus aid legislation are set to expire this month. To help prevent people from losing their homes, HUD has created an eviction prevention toolkit to help tenants and landlords through a difficult situation.

“Basically, we want both people who are tenants and landlords and owners to know all the things that are available to prevent eviction,” Carson said. “And we want to encourage them to start talking — if it comes to that early — rather than at the last minute, so that you can avail yourself of the various things that are available.”

He said the federal government is working with more local governments to help avoid evictions by getting people back to work safely. Carson, a retired neurosurgeon, said he is encouraged by the slowing death rate among confirmed coronavirus cases.

“So that means we've learned a lot about how to deal with this. It also means that many of the people who are being impacted our young people,” Carson said. “And, you know, even though we talk about these vastly increased numbers, you never hear anybody talking about which ones are symptomatic and which ones are not...fact of the matter is, a lot of them are asymptomatic.”

On the topic of racial unrest continuing to sweep the country, Carson said he doesn’t believe systemic racism still exists.

“I believe there was a time when there used to be systemic racism. I certainly grew up in such a time. America has changed dramatically since then and I don't think that it exists,” Carson said.

He said he believes there are people using race to push their ideology upon the rest of society.

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“It’s a double-edged sword because they also make a lot of people feel guilty and guilty people frequently do things that that don't make a lot of sense. So, this is what we're doing right now, people taking down statues, renaming universities. I mean, where does that stop?”

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