Ben Carson Says Slaves Can Be Considered ‘Involuntary Immigrants’

 

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(TIML NEWS) Secretary of Housing and Urban Development head Ben Carson is doubling down on his comments on the definition of slaves and immigrants after he was met with truckloads of criticism.

During his welcome speech to HUD employees Monday (March 6), the former presidential candidate likened slaves to immigrants when speaking about freedom and opportunity in America. “That’s what America is about, a land of dreams and opportunity,” Carson said to the HUD staff. “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.”

Speaking to SiriusXM’s The Armstrong Williams Show, Carson expressed disappointment with the public for not highlighting the upsides of his speech, which reportedly included endless photo-ops and a standing ovation. Take a listen to what this Genius had to say smh

 

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