Radio Host Adam Carolla has never been one to pull any punches in regard to his comments. On a show where he was interviewing, Lieutenant Governor, Gavin Newsom about his new book, “Citizenville: How to Take the Town Square Digital and Reinvent Government,” he had a slew of questions for Gavin that raised the bar of the conversation and the eyebrows of many listening.
While the segment started with friendly banter about government inefficiencies, the tone of the conversation and the room changed when the topic turned to minimum wage, economic inequality and poverty.
“I want everyone to plan. Look down the road six months,” said Carolla. “Yes they foreclosed on your home. That’s why you need to have a network, a community, friends, family members, money put away. Don’t have the kids.”
“Think about it, Adam,” challenged Newsom. “Half of African Americans in the state of California, and roughly half of Latino families, have no access to a checking account or an ATM.”
And that’s when things really took a turn…
“What’s wrong with them?” asked Carolla. “I want to know why those two groups don’t have access. Are they flawed?”
Newsom quickly attempted to steer the conversation elsewhere. “I don’t want to have a sociological debate,” he said.
“I want to know why [Blacks and Latinos] are struggling,” Carolla continued ad the conversation got very interesting from there. Check out the video to see what Adam Carolla had to say about “How come Blacks can’t be like the Jews?”