Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson just gave his first speech to his employees – and he immediately showed he was onboard with the Trump administration’s agenda of white supremacy by whitewashing slavery and saying that “slaves were immigrants” coming to American in search of a better life.
This couldn’t be further from the truth, and understandably, the cries of outrage began almost immediately. His remarks are a horrifying attempt to downplay that suffering that millions of Africans experienced for centuries at the hands of white Americans, and the internet is understandably dragging him for it.
Here is a sample of the best responses:
— NAACP (@NAACP) March 6, 2017
— Anne Frank Center (@AnneFrankCenter) March 6, 2017
— Cynchic (@Cynchichi) March 6, 2017
Ben Carson's Homeskewlers History Book: The pyramids were for storing grain and American slaves were "immigrants" who worked super hard. Ok. https://t.co/f7aML6PXJq
— IT'S MY COUNTRY AND I'LL CRY IF I WANT TO (@Litzz11) March 6, 2017
Everybody always wants to pile on Ben Carson, but again, tell me how he's wrong? pic.twitter.com/dmrBwQx7PQ
— Rob Wesley (@eastwes) March 6, 2017
Ben Carson is now claiming the Egyptians used pyramids to store immigrants.
— Michael Blackman (@mikerblackman) March 6, 2017
During a talk with HUD workers, Ben Carson referred to slaves as "Immigrants."
It sounds like this guy's pyramid is missing a few grains.
— Nick Jack Pappas (@Pappiness) March 6, 2017
Ben Carson referred to slaves as immigrants. There's a couple of slang phrases for #BenCarson. The nicer one is "Uncle Tom"
— IKeepIt100 (@1neveragain2020) March 6, 2017
— Wilkine Brutus (@wilkinebrutus) March 6, 2017
GOP: we haven't said anything mind-numbingly stupid in 24 hours
Ben Carson: HOLD. MY. BEER.
— #TakeItBack (@houstonbred) March 6, 2017
Everyone at Ben Carson right now. pic.twitter.com/dmGQT516zb
— Indigo (@Indi_Comments) March 6, 2017