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It's not too much to expect anyone, from any background, to show some responsibility. I don't care what color you are, or ethnicity.


I agree with your sentiment in the above statement.

 

But the addition of "DON'T BLAME" and 'DON'T MAKE EXCUSES" and then applying that to a group as a whole changes your sentiment to something completely different.


if a child is not introduced to reading early, "don't blame" and "don't make excuses" makes perfect sense.


So you believe that people of color, who haven't been introduced to reading early, as a whole, make excuses and/or assign blame?

 

Why else would you think that particular advice from a WHITE person to a BLACK person "makes perfect sense"?

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Reading is time well spent.


While, no doubt, reading helped Carson attain his chosen profession, how do you explain the following if he was so well read.

 

(1) Pyramids stored grain.

(2) If JEWS were given guns, they wouldn't have been slaughtered in the HOLOCAUST.

(3) He would not advocate a MUSLIM for PRESIDENT.

(4) People go into prison straight and come out gay.

(5) Obamacare is the worst thing since SLAVERY.

(6) Because of the "POLITICALLY CORRECT POLICE", we live in a GESTAPO AGE.

 

Wonder what "well spent time" gave him that knowledge.


If I get your point, illiteracy is the key to success.


Do YOU believe the points Ben Carson made above over and over?


I do BElIEVE that learning to READ early offers GREAT promise for the FUTURE.


Maybe I wasn't clear.... do you believe to be true the six(6) highlighted points above that Ben Carson believes to be true.

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@nctarheel wrote:

@retiredtraveler wrote:

 

It's not too much to expect anyone, from any background, to show some responsibility. I don't care what color you are, or ethnicity.


I agree with your sentiment in the above statement.

 

But the addition of "DON'T BLAME" and 'DON'T MAKE EXCUSES" and then applying that to a group as a whole changes your sentiment to something completely different.


if a child is not introduced to reading early, "don't blame" and "don't make excuses" makes perfect sense.

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@nctarheel wrote:

@rk9152 wrote:

@nctarheel wrote:

@Soosie wrote:

 

Reading is time well spent.


While, no doubt, reading helped Carson attain his chosen profession, how do you explain the following if he was so well read.

 

(1) Pyramids stored grain.

(2) If JEWS were given guns, they wouldn't have been slaughtered in the HOLOCAUST.

(3) He would not advocate a MUSLIM for PRESIDENT.

(4) People go into prison straight and come out gay.

(5) Obamacare is the worst thing since SLAVERY.

(6) Because of the "POLITICALLY CORRECT POLICE", we live in a GESTAPO AGE.

 

Wonder what "well spent time" gave him that knowledge.


If I get your point, illiteracy is the key to success.


Do YOU believe the points Ben Carson made above over and over?


I do BElIEVE that learning to READ early offers GREAT promise for the FUTURE.

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@retiredtraveler wrote:

 

It's not too much to expect anyone, from any background, to show some responsibility. I don't care what color you are, or ethnicity.


I agree with your sentiment in the above statement.

 

But the addition of "DON'T BLAME" and 'DON'T MAKE EXCUSES" and then applying that to a group as a whole changes your sentiment to something completely different.

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I would normally object to pretty much anything Soosie posts. But I really think, in this instance, everyone has incorrectly maligned her posting. As my signature shows, I hold people responsible for their lives. Ben Carson wrote this himself about his mom who passed away a little over a year ago:

 

"Although she came from an impoverished background with very little formal education, she somehow understood how success was achieved in our society," Ben Carson wrote. "If anyone had a reason to make excuses, it was her, but she absolutely refused to be a victim and would not permit us to develop the victim mentality either."

 

This is exactly the kind of thinking everyone in this country needs to have. My dad was raised on a farm that was lost during the Great Depression. He ended up with advanced degrees by working and studying hard, giving his family a good life. And, he pushed reading on myself and my siblings as the best way to learn for the future. It's not too much to expect anyone, from any background, to show some responsibility. I don't care what color you are, or ethnicity. There is opportunity for everyone to actually take their education seriously and accomplish something instead of being a victim.


"...Why is everyone a victim? Take personal responsibility for your life..."
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@rk9152 wrote:

@nctarheel wrote:

@Soosie wrote:

 

Reading is time well spent.


While, no doubt, reading helped Carson attain his chosen profession, how do you explain the following if he was so well read.

 

(1) Pyramids stored grain.

(2) If JEWS were given guns, they wouldn't have been slaughtered in the HOLOCAUST.

(3) He would not advocate a MUSLIM for PRESIDENT.

(4) People go into prison straight and come out gay.

(5) Obamacare is the worst thing since SLAVERY.

(6) Because of the "POLITICALLY CORRECT POLICE", we live in a GESTAPO AGE.

 

Wonder what "well spent time" gave him that knowledge.


If I get your point, illiteracy is the key to success.


Do YOU believe the points Ben Carson made above over and over?

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@nctarheel wrote:

@Soosie wrote:

 

Reading is time well spent.


While, no doubt, reading helped Carson attain his chosen profession, how do you explain the following if he was so well read.

 

(1) Pyramids stored grain.

(2) If JEWS were given guns, they wouldn't have been slaughtered in the HOLOCAUST.

(3) He would not advocate a MUSLIM for PRESIDENT.

(4) People go into prison straight and come out gay.

(5) Obamacare is the worst thing since SLAVERY.

(6) Because of the "POLITICALLY CORRECT POLICE", we live in a GESTAPO AGE.

 

Wonder what "well spent time" gave him that knowledge.


If I get your point, illiteracy is the key to success.

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@Soosie wrote:

 

Reading is time well spent.


While, no doubt, reading helped Carson attain his chosen profession, how do you explain the following if he was so well read.

 

(1) Pyramids stored grain.

(2) If JEWS were given guns, they wouldn't have been slaughtered in the HOLOCAUST.

(3) He would not advocate a MUSLIM for PRESIDENT.

(4) People go into prison straight and come out gay.

(5) Obamacare is the worst thing since SLAVERY.

(6) Because of the "POLITICALLY CORRECT POLICE", we live in a GESTAPO AGE.

 

Wonder what "well spent time" gave him that knowledge.

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A white person posted a meme of a black person and said liberate yourself. I didn’t bring race into it. It was already there.

 

Why are black people disproportionately poor? They aren’t reading enough? But white people do?  Really? 


Was the advise not equally good for ALL people?

 

But to continue your point - why are blacks disproportionately poor? And, might the advice offered not help?

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