with all due respect, uncle tom carson needs to stfu

March 7, 2017

Nutty mofo, neurosurgeon, and newly sworn in HUD secretary, Ben Carson, embarrassed himself yesterday while making a speech in which he compared African slaves to immigrants. Carson, who was making his first address to the HUD Staff, was speaking about the American Dream and perception of opportunities to be had here, held by immigrants when he segwayed into slavery: “That’s what America is about, a land of dreams and opportunity,’’ he said. “There were other immigrants who came here in the bottom of slave ships, worked even longer, even harder for less.” Worked harder for less. Watch Carson’s bizarre remarks, below.

By Erin White*, AFROPUNK contributor

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