Former Presidental candidate, Secretary of Housing and Urban Development and brilliant surgeon Ben Carson has been subject to no small amount of criticism by his intellectual inferiors because of some recent comments he made about African Americans.
Carson was bold enough to refer to African Americans as the descendants of immigrants. By definition, an immigrant is a person who migrates to another country for permanent residence. So unless the African American community has plans to make a mass exodus sometime soon, I’m going to have to break some bad news and say that they’re immigrants. In reality, unless you’re of 100% American Indian decent, you’re at least partly an immigrant, just some of our families have been here a little longer than others.
However, Whoopi Goldberg had a huge problem with Carson’s comments. Here’s the inflammatory statement made by Carson:
“That’s what America is about, a land of dreams and opportunity,” Carson said. “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.”
Honestly, sounds pretty inspirational really, but I guess not to the ever infuriated Goldberg. Here was her irate retort to his lack of compassion for his own people:
Ben Carson..please read or watch Roots, most immigrants come here VOLUNTARILY,cant't really say the same about the slaves..they were stolen
— Whoopi Goldberg (@WhoopiGoldberg) March 6, 2017
Unfortunately for Whoopi, not all of the Twitterverse is as docile as her View co-hosts when it comes to letting her get away with saying whatever she wants. Here are a few of the corrections she received:
@WhoopiGoldberg and if it were up to the Democrats, you'd still be slaves. Thank the Republicans for your freedom Whoopi!
— Elizabeth (@Gypsy32281) March 6, 2017
— Rory Anderson™ (@herostoryrory) March 8, 2017
@WhoopiGoldberg Did you just ask Ben Carson to read a book? HAHAHAHAHA! Oh my. Perhaps there's an audio version. 😂😂😂 Also, I totally AGREE.
— Bryan Hardbarger (@Nyrhalahotep) March 6, 2017
— Sam Romero🇺🇸 (@SamRomero1976) March 7, 2017
So just to re-cap: Someone used the literal definition of the word “immigrant” to refer to his race of people in America and didn’t give off quite enough irate victim vibe for his fellow Blacks. So, Whoopi Goldberg decided to tell Yale graduate and renowned neuro surgeon, Ben Carson to read a book. You tell me if that passes the straight-face test.
I guess in all of her historical study she missed this quote by former President, freer of the slaves, and Republican, Abraham Lincoln:
“Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt.”
(Source: Truth Monitor)