Ben Carson and Donald Trump (Photo Credit: Joseph Sohm / Shutterstock.com)

Ben Carson and Donald Trump (Photo Credit: Joseph Sohm / Shutterstock.com)

Ben Carson’s mind appears to be warped by the same hypnosis that appears in the film Get Out. But instead of it being a horror flick, Carson’s ridiculousness is a real-life tragedy.

During a speech in which he made his debut as secretary of Housing and Urban Development, Carson spoke about American values. In his mind, Carson believed that it was appropriate to call Black slaves immigrants.

That’s what America is about,” Carson said. “A land of dreams and opportunity. 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.”

This form of backwards thinking is dangerous. Black slaves were basically kidnapped prisoners who were dehumanized and abused for hundreds of years. And the slaves didn’t work “harder for less,” they were forced to build this nation without compensation.

Following Carson’s insane remarks, he faced backlash on social media.

A.R. Shaw

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