Samuel L. Jackson Blasts Ben Carson For Comparing Slaves To ‘Immigrants’

Katie Jerkovich | Entertainment Reporter

Samuel L. Jackson blasted the new Housing and Urban Development secretary Ben Carson after he compared slaves to “immigrants” Monday.

The 68-year-old actor reacted via Twitter after news broke that Carson said during a meeting to his staff at HUD that slaves were the same as immigrants who worked “even harder for less.” (RELATED: Ben Carson Makes Baffling Claim About Slaves Brought To America [VIDEO])

Samuel L. Jackson. (Photo: Anthony Harvey/Getty Images)

Samuel L. Jackson. (Photo: Anthony Harvey/Getty Images)

“”OK!! Ben Carson….I can’t! Immigrants ? In the bottom of SLAVE SHIPS??!! MUTHAFUKKA PLEASE!!!#dickheadedtom,” Jackson tweeted. (RELATED: Samuel L. Jackson Tells His Fan ‘F**k You’ After He Said This About Him)

 

The official Twitter account for the NAACP reacted to the news as well, questioning his comparison.

 

“That’s what America is about,” Carson announced at the meeting. “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,” he added. “Do you know of all the nations in the world, this, the United States of America, is the only one big enough and great enough to allow all of those people to realize that dream.”

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Katie Jerkovich

Entertainment Reporter

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