This Really Happened

[Content Note: Racist revisionist history.]

Today, HUD Secretary Ben Carson actually said this shit (video via Tommy Christopher):

People who worked not five days a week, but six or seven days a week. Not eight hours a day, but ten, twelve, sixteen hours a day. No such thing as a minimum wage. They worked not for themselves, but for their sons and their daughters and their grandsons and their granddaughters, that they might have an opportunity in this land. That's what America is about. 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.
Yes, he called slaves "immigrants," after waxing nostalgic about the days where there were no labor laws and no minimum wage.

I mean.

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