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Gifted Hands

americathebeautiful Wrote: Mar 19, 2013 8:30 AM
Thank you Chries for mentioning Dr. Sowell's book....I too will get that one. Also, another really good little book to read is Dr. Walter Williams's auto-bio entitled "Up From The Projects" Those very wise and intelligent men exemplify how many black men/women came up from the dregs and because noble and honorable and respected men....

A remarkable book titled Gifted Hands tells the personal story of Benjamin Carson, a black kid from the Detroit ghetto who went on to become a renowned neurosurgeon.

At one time young Ben Carson had the lowest grades in his middle school class, and was the butt of teasing by his white classmates. Worse yet, he himself believed that he was just not smart enough to do the work.

Fortunately for him, his mother, whose own education went no further than the third grade, insisted that he was smart. She cut off the television set and made him and his brother...