The Trump administration has a lot to learn about African American history

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There’s no denying that prominent members of the Trump administration are challenged when it comes to African American history. Consider these examples, with the most recent first:

●  Ben Carson, the neurosurgeon-turned-secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development, said on Monday that Africans who were captured and transported to America and sold as slaves had the same aspirations as other immigrants:

“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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