Ben Carson appeared to liken slaves to immigrants who choose to come to the United States while addressing employees at the Department of Housing and Urban Development Monday.
Carson, who was confirmed to lead the department earlier this month, heralded the work ethic of immigrants before implying slaves who came to the United States worked harder than others.
That ole slavery myth was conceived
’cause alternative facts got believed.
They were immigrants all,
simply heeding the call
for those African poor and aggrieved.
© Lily Beth Baker, 2017
Yes, those African poor and aggrieved
disembarked from the ships so relieved,
that with no need to vet them,
how kindly folks met them.
Soon they prospered and proudly achieved.
© Susan E. Eckenrode, 2017