In a piece published on NewsOne, Zack Linly claimed that former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson's "entire existence in the political world is due to identity politics."
Carson, who is black, had a distinguished career as a renowned neurosurgeon before he went on to serve as HUD secretary during most of President Donald Trump's tenure.
During an interview on "The Vince Coglianese Show," when Coglianese asked Carson about President Biden's commitment to nominate a black woman, Carson noted that "many people fought, gave their lives to bring equality. And now we're reverting back to identity politics. And as we continue to do that, we're bringing more division into our country."
Many Americans share Carson's view, but Linly said that "Carson played his usual role of 'Black man crying white tears.'"
"Now, in 2022, white men are still pretending meritocracy, not their own original version of identity politics, is why they continue to dominate all the aforementioned professions, positions and class statuses," Linly wrote. "And by 'white men,' I mean Ben Carson."
Elsewhere in the piece, Linly referred to "Carson and other white people."
"Carson, trust me when I tell you the only purpose you served was as a barely-sentient tool for Trump’s failed attempt at winning over Black America," Linly wrote. "Your entire existence in the political world is due to identity politics."
Former U.S. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii, a Democrat, has also condemned Biden's decision to make skin color and sex the deciding factors in choosing a nominee. She said that the president should consider people's qualifications and dedication to defending the U.S. Constitution.
"Biden’s mistake: He should not be choosing a Supreme Court justice based on the color of their skin or sex, but rather on their qualifications & commitment to uphold our Constitution & the freedoms guaranteed to all Americans in that document which is the foundation of our nation," Gabbard tweeted.