Conservative host criticizes affirmative action: I hate notion black people need white people's help to succeed

Conservative talk show host Lawrence Jones slammed the practice of affirmative action on Thursday, saying it perpetuates the idea that black people need white people's help to be successful. 

“I hate the notion that black people always need white people’s help to succeed in this country," Jones, who is the editor-in-chief of Campus Reform, told Hill.TV's Krystal Ball and Buck Sexton on "Rising." 
 
“There’s also this demoralizing aspect of it whereas a black man that believes that there is no competitor that’s too big for me, just being a former athlete, to say that the standards have to be lower for me to compete against someone. That’s also concerning," he added. 
 
Trump administration officials announced on Tuesday that they would eliminate Obama-era policies calling for race to be considered in efforts to diversify campuses, citing Supreme Court rulings. 
 
“The executive branch cannot circumvent Congress or the courts by creating guidance that goes beyond the law and — in some instances — stays on the books for decades,” Justice Department spokesman Devin O’Malley said in a statement. 
 
 
— Julia Manchester