Ben Carson raised eyebrows during a speech he has given last Monday, among those battling their eyelash is actor Samuel L. Jackson.
Carson delivered a speech in his debut as secretary of Housing and Urban Development about the “can-do” virtues of the American society to agency employees. He used “immigrants” and “came here in the bottom of slave ships” as the examples of these virtues.
“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.”
Just like how everything works in social media, a lot of has turned to their media platforms to express their concern with what Carson just stated
OK!! Ben Carson….I can’t! Immigrants ? In the bottom of SLAVE SHIPS??!! MUTHAF*KKA PLEASE!!!#d*ckheadedtom
— Samuel L. Jackson (@SamuelLJackson) March 6, 2017
Ben Carson: Slaves came to America seeking to improve their previous situation: On the ground in Africa in a net surrounded by white dudes.
— Donald J Orwell (@DonaldJOrwell)
Even actor and talk show host had something to say about it, “Ben Carson, please read or watch Roots, most immigrants come here voluntarily, can’t really say the same about slaves…they were stolen.”
Carson then took to Facebook his apology and made clarifications about his statement but Jackson isn’t interested and has one advice for him: