HUD Director Ben Carson has come under fire for calling slaves immigrants.
In a speech to employees at the housing and urban development, Carson honored people from all walks of life who arrived from other countries to the "land of dreams and opportunity."
Among those people, he said, were slaves, "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.”
Carson's statements didn't go over well in the leftist media or on Black Twitter.
Among the vitriolic responses to Carson's statement was this article by NY Daily News contributor Leonard Greene. "Try finding their names on some roll on Ellis Island," he said, referring to slaves. As if the names of every immigrant who arrived in America can be found on some roll on Ellis Island.
Immigration is a hot button topic, fueled in part by the fake news media (CNN, MSNBC, NY Daily News, etc) who seek to demonize President Donald Trump and members of his cabinet for simply trying to make America great again.
Obviously Mr. Carson was referring to the definition of immigrants; people who arrived in America from foreign countries.
Surely Africans aren't the only foreigners who arrived in America against their will. The fact that some of our African descendants arrived on slave ships doesn't detract from the fact that we are all immigrants.
FYI: this is not an Open Post. Stay on topic.