“Ben Carson made his debut as secretary of Housing and Urban Development Monday by telling agency employees about the virtues of the ‘can-do’ American society. Carson said this value system was best exemplified by slaves, whom he characterized as immigrants who came to the United States with very little and worked very hard. ‘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.'”

Source: Amanda Terkel. “Ben Carson: Slaves Were Immigrants Who Came Here And Worked Really Hard ‘For Less.'” The Huffington Post. March 6, 2017. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/ben-carson-slaves-immigrants_us_58bdbf1fe4b033be1467634f

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