Yesterday, newly-minted Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Ben Carson set a new high for White House absurdity after stating in a press conference that slaves were actually "immigrants" coming to "work for less" in America with the hope of building a future for their families. People have already explained in great detail how and why those statements are not an accurate reflection of history, so instead we rounded up some of the funniest reactions from social media.

Check out all the posts below and share your own reactions in the comments. We can't wait to see what Carson cooks up next – maybe that projects are actually metropolitan high-rise fixer-uppers?

There appears to be another racial draft brewing. The last one occurred because of Stacey Dash.

And now for the hate...