Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson referred to slaves as "immigrants" while speaking Monday to department employees.
"That's what America is about, a land of dreams and opportunity," Carson said. "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."
Ben, "immigrants who came here in the bottom of slave ships" were in fact, you know, slaves.
You know what, I'm sure he's a gifted neurosurgeon, but the guy is a terrible, terrible civil servant, Cabinet secretary, and human being. How could anyone, let alone an African-American, be this utterly tone deaf and blockheaded? Did nobody pull his sleeve and get him to stop before he was able to finish this paragraph on "gosh slavery wasn't so bad, they had dreams too to keep them going!" or something?
Can we hire somebody to do that?