Ben Carson is catching shade after referring to slaves as immigrants coming to America with the dreams of opportunity
Ben Carson is catching shade after referring to slaves as immigrants coming to America with the dream of opportunity.
Twitter is going crazy after Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson referred to slaves as “immigrants” while speaking Monday to department employees.
“That’s what America is about, a land of dreams and opportunity,” Carson said. “There were other immigrants who came here in the bottom of slave ships, worked even longer, even harder for less. But they too had a dream that one day their sons, daughters, grandsons, granddaughters, great-grandsons, great-granddaughters, might pursue prosperity and happiness in this land.”
Man I'm mad we read Ben Carson's book Gifted Hands and actually celebrated that man during black history month when we were younger smh
— EL FOOSAY (@SheHatesJacoby) March 6, 2017
— NAACP (@NAACP) March 6, 2017
Ben Carson just referred to *slaves* as "immigrants"
"There were other immigrants who came here in the bottom of slave ships…" pic.twitter.com/WkFrm3dYCB
— Steve Kopack (@SteveKopack) March 6, 2017
— AnneFrankCenter(US) (@AnneFrankCenter) March 6, 2017