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Gifted Hands

Raymond, (Ret) Wrote: Mar 19, 2013 10:04 AM
The difference between the right and the left is that right will take from this story that hard work ,individual responsibility and good parenting yield positive results while the left will just add it to their statistics 'proving' that children brought up in single parent homes is not the problem for so many of them do not doing well.

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...