On Monday, March 6, Dr. Ben Carson, the new Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, made an interesting comparison during his first public address as secretary. The comparison was between immigrants and slaves who were brought to the United States on slave ships.
Carson’s statement that slaves were also immigrants who hoped for a better life not only for themselves, but also their families, left many people, celebrities, and even the NAACP perplexed.
After his comments received a reaction from the public, Carson clarified his speech. He made it clear that while both slaves and immigrant’s histories are completely different, neither experience should be forgotten.
Dr. Carson’s speech also touched on important points such as the power of the brain, civil rights, and the importance of fairness. So, what did you think of Ben Carson’s address?