Slaves? Immigrants? Never!

ben carson

I just could not believe my ears.  Ben Carson is a doctor and a man of color. This is what he said:  “That’s what America is about, a land of dreams and opportunity,” Carson said while speaking to HUD employees. “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.”

I’m sorry but what history books did he read?  Slaves were never ever immigrants.  They were sold into slavery and brought forcefully to the new world under terrible conditions.  Once here it was even worst.  Black people were chattel, property to be bought and sold without any rights.  Slaves were renamed, raped, beaten, mutilated and were without any rights.  Even the mangiest dog was better than a slave.

I understand now he has retracted what he said but I just cannot understand how he even could twist his mouth to utter those words.  Trump people!  Definitely alternative  facts. What next!

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