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Ben Carson Referred To Slaves As Immigrants And Twitter Is Pissed

The Housing and Urban Development secretary made reference to “immigrants who came here on the bottom of slave ships.”

March 06, 2017

Dr. Ben Carson, who was recently confirmed as secretary of Housing and Urban Development, made reference in a speech today to the “immigrants who came here on the bottom of slave ships.” The newly minted HUD secretary was, of course, talking about slaves who did not immigrate to this country but were brought here against their will. Twitter was quick to remind him of this.

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Many people likened Carson's comments to Get Out, Jordan Peele's new movie in which a black man is hypnotized by a white woman and transported to "the sunken place."

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Carson himself later tweeted a link to an interview on the Armstrong Williams Show where he attempted to clarify his statments.

Ben Carson Referred To Slaves As Immigrants And Twitter Is Pissed