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Gifted Hands

Seawolf Wrote: Mar 19, 2013 7:42 AM
Much of that is true, but one of my best friends came up under Jim Crow and he got a great education in the black school he attended because he had good parents and good teachers and there was none of this "acting white" BS that we hear today. The race p imps got their way IMO and integration was less about the kids than it was about obtaining federal control of the schools and the CURRICULAE. What was wrong about the black schools was mostly aged books and aged infrastructure, that was easily fixable...what should have been done too was a little education on civic responsibilities before they were simply "turned loose".

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...