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Gifted Hands

FrankMP Wrote: Mar 19, 2013 11:03 AM
Why don't people listen to the likes of Mr. Sowell and their accomplishments and stop listening to demoncrats who have kept them purposely in the same situation for 150 years or so?
RodT Wrote: Mar 19, 2013 11:10 AM
I suspect it has a lot to do with the 24/7, 365 megaphone of the progressives, demeaning prople like Dr. Carson and Dr. Sowell, might have something to do with it.
Look how they turned Mitt Romney, a successful businessman, ex-governor, a big giver, into a dunce and horrible person. While proclaiming our liar-in-chief as the person we want for a leader.
dashersdad Wrote: Mar 19, 2013 11:19 AM
Mr. Sowell and the likes of Dr. Carson are not "really black" and never had to suffer like "real black" folks do/did. NOT! You know, like all the suffering that king hussein has been through his entire life. WHAT? He didn't suffer? Sadly, due to affirmative action and the "great society" we now have people that feel everything is owed to them with little to no effort on their part. I truly respect people that rise above the din and succeed despite their circumstances. Kudos to all who have the will and drive to do this. Black or white.
MIke274 Wrote: Mar 19, 2013 11:09 AM
Dr. Sowell has been the voice of reason for many years. We need more of him and Dr. Carson as leaders in this country. The one we have is not working out so well and the country has declined noticeably in the past 4 years.

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...