Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson has now solidified his standing as Black America's leading sellout with comments regarding slavery so incomprehensibly stupid and offensive it is a wonder he is aware of his own ethnicity.
Speaking on Monday to department employees, Carson referred to slaves bought and stolen from Africa as "immigrants" who came to America with a "dream" that their offspring "might pursue prosperity and happiness in this land."
His comments in full:
That's what America is about, a land of dreams and opportunity. 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.
For the record, no, Mr. Carson, Africans who came to America on slave ships were not "immigrants" who "worked even harder for less". They were slaves (hence coming on slave ships) brought to America to work against their will for nothing. And no, they were not dreaming that their "sons, daughters, grandsons, granddaughters, great-grandsons, great-granddaughters, might pursue prosperity and happiness in this land," they were dreaming of getting the fuck out of America and going back to their homeland so they could live without fear of being beaten, raped, tortured, lynched, bred like animals and killed for the color of their skin.
Does this man have no shame? On top of selling his soul and working for a man who refers to African Americans as "the blacks" and believes they all live in "the inner cities", he is in complete denial about his own history.
Ben Carson has yet again shown that being a prolific neurosurgeon is, incredibly, not a predictor of intelligence.