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Gifted Hands

mkuenkel Wrote: Mar 19, 2013 11:01 AM
"Today, Dr. Benjamin Carson is a renowned neurosurgeon at a renowned institution, Johns Hopkins University. But what got him there was wholly different from what is being offered to many ghetto youths today, much of which is not merely futile but counterproductive." That's the last paragraph and conclusion of the article. I don't understand it. "What got him there"? That is so abstract, what does that mean? And then "what got him there was wholly different from what is being offered to many ghetto youths"? "Being offered"? Who's doing the offering, and what are they offering, and how does that relate to the earlier "what got him there"? This is not up to Dr Sowell's usual high standard of clarity.
MIke274 Wrote: Mar 19, 2013 11:10 AM
For every Dr. Carson produced by Detroit, we have 10,000 who end up being criminals or on the public dole. Detroit is a complete disaster and is bankrupt.
talltexanoilfieldtrash Wrote: Mar 19, 2013 11:04 AM
klunker, your trollism is showing. Only an imbecile would not understand the volumes of rhetoric that wording implys.

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...