In August 2018, Carlson ran a segment where he alleged that the South African government was targeting white farmers due to anti-white racism. In the segment, Carlson criticized "elites" who were purportedly concerned about racism "paying no attention" to the "racist government of South Africa. " Carlson said that "South African President Cyril Ramaphosa had 'changed the country's constitution to make it possible to steal land from people because they are the wrong skin color. ' He also said that the government had begun seizing land from people without compensation. " CBS News, The Associated Press, The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal described Carlson's segment as false or misleading.  According to The New York Times, "Mr. Ramaphosa announced on Aug. 1 that the governing African National Congress (A. N. C. ) would move ahead with a proposal to change the country's Constitution and allow the expropriation of some land without compensation. . . Mr. Ramaphosa has said that speeding up [land reform] will bolster economic growth and agricultural production. More fundamentally, the government has argued, returning land to black South Africans would make the country [more] just. "