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Gifted Hands

Mr. Right Wrote: Mar 19, 2013 8:38 AM
Another great column by one of the great thinkers and writers of our time. Dr. Carson is another such man. One sentence in Sowell's last paragraph:"But what got him there was wholly different from what is being offered to many ghetto youths today" There is the problem. Welfare has destroyed family structures among the poor. The Education Cabal has negated parental influence in children's lives. Bureaucracies have limited opportunities for young people in business, internships, even farm work. Many interconnected problems need to be fixed to give poor kids a chance.
NewJAl Wrote: Mar 19, 2013 8:52 AM
If Liberals, Progressives, or whatever they want to call themselves really cared about kids, they would have Dr. Sowell's life story, and those of Ben Carlson and Judge Thomas on the required reading list in their schools. They have other goals, suited to their Religion, which are about control and not love.
'Where the people have no vision, they perish', and in the areas where Sowell, Carlson and Thomas grew up, the kids are shooting each other.
AWLways_andForever Wrote: Mar 19, 2013 8:50 AM
Mr. Right

There Is No Way In Hell that these 'problems' can be Fixed

With 4th and 5th Generation People who were conceived in Booze and Crack Soaked Wombs
AWLways_andForever Wrote: Mar 19, 2013 8:50 AM
Mr. Right

There Is No Way In Hell that these 'problems' can be Fixed

With 4th and 5th Generation People who were conceived in Booze and Crack Soaked Wombs
ACinNC Wrote: Mar 19, 2013 9:00 AM
@AWL: There is always hope. But that Hope is in a higher paygrade than the resident in the White House or the members of Congress.

On a human plane, I would agree with you, human nature being what it is. Thank God, literally, that He is not just some aloof, distant and transcendent Creator. He is immanent.

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...