“Pulp Fiction” star Samuel L. Jackson is just one of many celebrities outraged by the recent remarks made by Ben Carson. The United States Secretary of Housing and Urban Development made the idiotic claim that the African slaves that were “imported” to America were actually immigrants.
Check out Samuel L. Jackson’s tweet on the matter.
Between Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke and Clarence Thomas, the black race has seen more than enough foolery. Then comes Ben Carson, a member of the Trump administration, to show just how asinine a black man can get when ‘miseducated’ about his own race.
Thanks to Carson, the world now knows that it doesn’t take a “smart man” to be a neurosurgeon.
His comment is so utterly stupid, most Black Americans are appalled and disgusted all at the same time. There hasn’t been this much disappointment in an African American since ditsy Stacey Dash quested the need for Black History Month last year.
Carson, in a speech to employees of the agency he is taking over, extolled the virtues of America, sugarcoating the ugliest period in American history.
“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.”
The comment, predictably set the internet ablaze, with no response more fiery than the one from Jackson.
“OK!! Ben Carson….” Jackson tweeted.
“I can’t! Immigrants ? In the bottom of SLAVE SHIPS??!! MUTHAF—PLEASE!!! #d-kheadedtom”
Carson’s brainlessness has earned him a spot next to Fox News host Bill O’Reilly in the whitewashing Hall of Fame.
It was O’Reilly who last year famously asserted that the slaves who built the White House were “well fed and had decent lodgings.”
Carson’s remarks and Jackson’s classic response remind me of a scene from the film “A Soldier’s Story,” where an angry black sergeant is trying to run a black serviceman out of the Army for being an Uncle Tom.
“The Black race can’t afford you no more,” the sergeant says. “There used to be a time, we’d see someone like you singin’, clownin’, yassuh-bossin’ … and we wouldn’t do anything. Folks liked that. You were good. Homey kind of n—–r. When they needed somebody to mistreat, call a name or two, they paraded you. Reminded them of the good old days. Not no more. The day of the Geechee is gone. And you’re going with it.”