Remove Ben Carson from the National Museum of African American History and Culture
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Ben Carson, former esteemed neurosurgeon, failed 2016 GOP Presidential Candidate, and current Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, went on record calling enslaved Africans - forced into slave-labor, raped, tortured, murdered - "immigrants."
His remarks on March 6, 2017 are un-American. Any sympathizer to the centuries-long and lasting trauma, societal damage, and loss of life caused by the violation of human rights and freedom by the slave owners and slave traders of America's Past does not deserve a space in the brilliant and beloved Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) in Washington D.C.
NMAAHC celebrates America's truth as well as her infinite successes thanks to the African American community. Ben Carson simply does not belong.
Snippet of Carson's remarks below:
“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 and happiness in this land.”
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