No, Ben Carson, Slaves Weren't "Immigrants": The Daily Show

No, Ben Carson, Slaves Weren't "Immigrants": The Daily Show
No, Ben Carson, Slaves Weren't "Immigrants": The Daily Show
After Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson refers to African slaves as "immigrants," Trevor gives him a lesson in semantics. Watch full episodes of The Daily Show for free: The Daily Show with Trevor Noah airs weeknights at 11/10c on Comedy Central.



  • Technically slaves are immigrants because even though they were considered property they were people and they didnt leave after they arrived at America. So slaves do fall into the definition of immigrant
  • Ben is actually smart
  • Hey Trevor, what about when Obama said the same thing?
  • America is a country that has been stolen from the indians but its still indian country..Slaves has been stolen out of africa, by the the same thiefs who took the country they call america now. A new country thats still in war with themselfs . when will people learn to make a paradise and stop all the bad things they do to others or them selfs. Try to make it a great country, because so far ????? it doesn't work right
  • Ben Crackerson you mean!!! If this subhuman pos could he would live in grumps A**, pretending to be a turd!!!!
  • It's not kidnapping it's a vacation in a basement.😂😂😂😂
  • Well...I don't like how to prove a point you want to stand up for blacks, but say at the time they were property and not people. Would you then say that children brought to a foreign country are the parents property and if there is no allowances, they too are slaves as we speak in this slippery slope of a fashion? So can the opposite then also be said? They were people, always were and still are, even if considered property. This like children brought involuntarily. Different situations with the same result. Please recognize the fact that slaves were human, before and after release...but also During. I would have been fine with the comedic narrative here...for the jokes sake...but when taking away the definition as people to say they were property is disingenuous and hurtful.
  • Wow he’s pathetic
  • All Americans other than the Indigenous ones are immigrants... the slaves are imports...slavery turned humanity into commodity and that's the problem..the injustice. Let it be known that Africans were by no means the first slaves...remember bible stories about slavery of isreal in egypt? but the biggest problem is even after being set free...the white people in America still wanted them to remain in slavery.. like they cannot fathom a free African.
  • Nazi talk show host.
  • And yet noone saying the basics: since when being a surgeon qualifies someone to a managerial job in habitation policy?
  • Well it’s kind of confusing because although slaves were not considered people and they were considered property... they were not considered property until they were sold as slaves. some of them would sign themselves off to someone else in their country in order to “immigrate”into America because they did not have the money to do so themselves. Slaves were paid their freedom btw and sometimes more (depending on the master) after working a certain amount of time although the slave had no say in when that was. Btw they sure as fuck did not want to go back to Africa once they came here did they?? And I do not know what you mean by the “hardships” that’s blacks go through today because everyone goes through hardships inc white people. I dunno bout you but I have never seen anyone turned down for anything in public because of their skin color(black in this case). That is what discrimination is and we do not have that anymore. Grow up learn your history and look at things with unbiased facts instead of having your feelings involved. I’ve seen your content and I hope your viewers don’t actually feed into the stupid shit you say and I hope they aren’t as dumb as you either because your making people mad at each other and that is not what this world needs. This guy obviously has a grudge.
  • Some people believe anyone who sets foot in the USA is an "immigrant". Well, the law presumes all who set foot in the USA to have "immigrant intent". Unless they are either US citizens or permanent residents, entrants are required to show they do not have immigrant intent . . . that's the law. And no Ben . . . "immigrant" does not have the meaning you ascribe to it.
  • Amazing...I really almost fell asleep just listening to him. We need to make a white noise machine that just plays his voice. Insomnia would be WAY down.
  • Trevor my dear,we are in anew Era of slavery.
  • right on right on... pilgrims are immigrants like trumps great great grandpa.... African Americans where kid nap and sold in the black white market as property .. I'm pretty sure they would of gladly be deported back to Africa.. p.s there no such thing as a African American. if ur American then ur just fkn American that's it .. we all bleed red
  • We are all immigrants and strangers in this world we live in ! 1 Chronicles 29:15!
  • I want to know OK Africans that are white if they go to the USA will they be called African American
  • Trevor Noah is fine as hell! 🖤🖤
  • I call it voluntarily forced labor
  • If slaves are immigrant's, then school shooters are just school yard bullies.
  • he did not grow up in a ghetto. And the real story of the twins is a tragedy not a success!
  • "To have a future together doesn't require us to pretend that our pasts are the same."
  • im·mi·grant ˈiməɡrənt/Submit noun plural noun: immigrants a person who comes to live permanently in a foreign country. synonyms: newcomer, settler, migrant, emigrant; More BIOLOGY an animal or plant living or growing in a region to which it has migrated.
  • Hi
  • I need Trevor to get on Anothony Brian Logan's blind racist behind.
  • Ben Carson left his brain in his office
  • Am I the only person who subscribed, solely because of Trevor's adorable way of asking? 😇
  • Slaves ARE NOT imigrants. They were not considered people. They were goods to be sold and became property of others (white people only). Dont try to re-write History. We are equals. But our past was different. Im white, descending of the first European Colonial Empire to profit from human trafic
  • I love Trevor. Keep putting these monsters in their places
  • I was hoping he would run for President. When i found out that he was a Republican i said "fuck you."
  • Wow this video just made me hate Trevor Noah’s life force. Ask urself “sheeple” da fuck is Trevor Noah actually saying? The considerations of mankind cannot over ride divine intent for instance one can consider a soft pile of shit to be no different than chocolate pudding doesn’t change the fact that God ordained that fluffy looking brown pile of fecal matter to be a soft pile of shit just taste in and find out one can consider Donald Trump a soulful man doesn’t change the fact that our creator ordained that pumpkin faced pimple stain to be a soulless heathen just listen to his dialogue and hear the hollow space where his soul should speak and to my point one can consider a man a salve doesn’t change the fact that despite that illigimate ass insitution the man is still a man hence the abolishment of “so called slavery” Trevor Noah.  What you did with this clip Trevor Noah is continue the ongoing robbery of our ancestoral personage and human being Ness. I can take a joke this just want funny so way support white power for the sake of a few ignorant laughs and fuck your for like Trevor Noah. To drive home the point I’m making here Trevor Noah in my book you are officially considered the ass taint of America though I’m sure in your own mind you will hold on to the asseration that you are still a human fucking being dumb ass. Needless to say as a proud democratic and staunch hater of Donald Trump I’m with Ben Carson his language of forced immigration is a much more honest and humane label than slave/master so fuck outta here Trevor.
  • My ancestors were not immigrants...they didn't come for the American was and American horrific nightmare.
  • The reason you hate Ben Carson is because he made it and you don't. He realized that he can achieve everything if he works hard, you don't.
  • well technically speaking, they still came over taking upon residence involuntarily so therefore I suppose you can call them involuntary immigrants as there was many involuntary immigrants in many countries.  An immigrant does not have to have chosen to come here.  Nowhere in the definition does it apply that it was a voluntary decision it just says taking on a residence coming from another place.  You can be an immigrant within your own country too if you migrate from state to state.
  • Why does anyone listen to him? His life story plainly says he suffered from schizophrenia lol
  • I love how Trevor Noah give a new light on recent news. We are able to understand events better.
  • Doctor strange LMAO !!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • My people came here in ship and chains in captivity as written >> Deuteronomy 28:68 And the LORD shall bring thee into Egypt again with ships, by the way whereof I spake unto thee, Thou shalt see it no more again: and there ye shall be sold unto your enemies for bondmen and bondwomen, and no man shall buy you.
  • Ben Carson Need History 101......
  • The Secretary of "blacks" just shows how he is a fricking racist guy with no heart
  • Who here is mandinka
  • Noooo Kunta!!!!!!
  • slaves didn't immigrate, they were transported as chattel.
  • I will just put it into the room now. The twerking part, that's racist.
  • Ben Carson is an uncle tom
  • What about kids who are brought by their parents? Are they not immigrants?
  • I love Trevor Noah! He's so hot. And funny and intelligent
  • You can't find a bigger COON! What a disgrace! Any black man willing to whitewash history is a COONING ASS NIGGER! This man is clearly retarded & no real niggas fk with him!

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