Why Ben Carson’s claim that he stabbed someone is so key to his appeal to white America

In The News Piece in The Washington Post
Nov. 8, 2015

The race for the White House is really a long, very expensive and highly consequential ad campaign. What else are candidates doing than trying to convince voters that they have the best ideas, the most ambitiously pragmatic solutions for the country's ills and, of course, the right combination of character, experience and other attributes to do the job well?