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Gifted Hands

Mr. Right Wrote: Mar 19, 2013 9:15 AM
Conservative blacks tend to be people of real achievement. Carson, Sowell, Williams, Thomas, Caine, Star Parker, Mia Love . . . a pretty good list. Liberal, successful blacks tend to be people who have gotten ahead by playing the race card to extortionistic ends. Jesse Jackson, Jackson Jr., Jeremiah Wright, Sharpton, Sheila Jackson Lee, etc. This is not always true, but there is a statistically significant tendency.
kmassey Wrote: Mar 19, 2013 12:08 PM
I could counter your list regarding achievement with people like Gen. Colin Powell, Justice Thurgood Marshall, Dr. Derrick Bell and Barbara Jordan,

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...