09/05/2012 05:21 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

John Kasich Comments On Race, Entrepreneurship: DNC Attendees Respond

A week ago today at The Huffington Post's job-creation luncheon at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Gov. John Kasich (R-Ohio) referenced the lack of entrepreneurship in inner city neighborhoods and the need to convince African Americans to start and own businesses.

"You know where entrepreneurship in my opinion has to go? Into the inner city," Kasich said. "We have to convince African Americans that they can start and own businesses. And I was just laughing the other day reading that great article about Jay-Z, who's got a tiny little ownership of the Newark Nets and he's running the whole god darn place now."

Here at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, I asked African American attendees, vendors, delegates and local business owners what they thought of Kasich's remarks. Here are some of the highlights from those interviews.