Close Ben Carson Ignites Backlash after Calling Poverty a 'State of Mind' For anyone wondering what causes poverty, HUD Secretary Ben Carson has an idea, but the internet isn't having any of it. Nathan Rousseau Smith (@fantasticmrnate) explains. KHOU 1:07 AM. CDT June 14, 2017 TRENDING VIDEOS Thousands celebrate at Houston Pride Festival "Backyard Waterpark" opens in Conroe Saturday night forecast with Blake Mathews Video shows former officer kicking shot suspect Body found in bayou in SW Houston Search for missing fisherman suspended Teens lead police on chase, run from scene Mother arrested for leaving kids in hot car Boat driver in jail after lake tragedy Ex-Rockets player sued by own family More Stories Thousands pack downtown for Houston Pride events Jun 24, 2017, 6:41 p.m. Teen suspects sought after leading deputies on chase… Jun 24, 2017, 10:32 p.m. HPD: 7-month-old found dead in father's car in NW Houston Jun 24, 2017, 12:24 p.m.