HHS Secretary Ben Carson told "This Week with George Stephanopoulos" on Sunday that calls to rename places and remove historically offensive statues "get to a point of being ridiculous."
STEPHANOPOULOS: And finally, sir, the president’s convention -- (inaudible) speeches, now it’s scheduled for Jacksonville on August 27th, which is the 60th anniversary of Ax Handle Saturday when a KKK mob attacked mostly Black Civil Rights protestors. Is it appropriate to be having a convention speech on that anniversary in that city?
BEN CARSON: You know, we’ve reached a point in our society where we dissect everything and try to ascribe some nefarious notion to it. We really need to move away from that. We need to move away from being offended by everything, of going through history and looking at everything, you know, of renaming everything -- I mean, think about the fact that some of our universities, some of our prestigious universities, have a relationship with the slave trade. Should we go and rename those universities?
It really gets to a point of being ridiculous after a while. And, you know, we’re going to have to grow up as a society.