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Ben Carson Makes Baffling Claim About Slaves Brought To America [VIDEO]

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Amber Randall Civil Rights Reporter
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Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson compared slaves to immigrants during a speech to HUD staff Monday afternoon.

Carson, in his first talk to his HUD staff, claimed that slaves were like immigrants who were paid less.

“That’s what America is about. 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,” Carson said at the meeting.

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He then added that slaves had the same desire to pursue their dreams in America.

“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 said.

Carson could not be reached for comment on his statements.

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