Carson royally criticized over comments about slavery

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On Monday, while speaking in front of workers of Housing and Urban Development for the first time, Department Secretary Ben Carson compared today’s immigrants in search of a better life to the victims of American slavery.

After stating his desires to turn the United States into a “can-do society” and calling America “a land of dreams and opportunity”, Carson was attempting to confirm that even those brought to America as slaves years ago had dreams of achieving the American dream.  “There were other immigrants who came here in the bottom of slave ships, worked even longer, even harder for less,” Carson said.

Carson continued in his speech, saying “But [slaves], too, had a dream that one day their sons, daughters, grandsons, granddaughters, great-granddaughters might pursue prosperity and happiness in this land.”

Still, many jumped on Twitter over Carson’s words, slamming him for mentioning slaves and immigrants in the same sentence.

 

 

H/T: The Hill

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