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Gifted Hands

rwilco Wrote: Mar 19, 2013 10:23 AM
Stories such as these make me hopeful. Those of us who are white who have had similar experiences look at blacks who have been passed due to affirmative action and wonder if blacks as a group are inferior. We'd like to not think so, but when we work hard to advance ourselves and see blacks being given what we slave to attain, we begin to disdain blacks as a group; this is particularly true when blacks as a group think it is cool to act thuggish and crudely and espouse the ugliness of rap music and use any excuse to riot and loot and choose to speak their stupid illiterate bastardization of English though Bahamians speak beautiful English.
kmassey Wrote: Mar 19, 2013 11:56 AM
Blacks are being given what you slave to attain. Give me a break! The sad part about this is that you and many others on the right actually believe this.

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...