“That’s what America is about, a land of dreams and opportunity,’’ he 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.” – Ben Carson, Address to Housing and Urban Development staff, 3/6/17

  • Valuable.
  • Outdoorsy.
  • Hard-working.
  • Grateful for their shoes.
  • At-will employees.
  • Republicans. (Perfectly true–slaves would have certainly supported the Republican party of the 1800’s–but misleading.)
  • Treated just like family.
  • Southern by the grace of God.