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@nctarheel wrote:

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The original poster reposted a meme showing how a single mother with a third grade education encouraged/required her son to read two books a week which encouraged him to succeed. 

 


Yes, that is what the meme(btw, not attributed to anyone thus could be a copyright issue) depicted.

 

But the addition of DON'T BLAME and DON'T MAKE EXCUSES posted in RED, was clearly directed toward those of color.

 

Those added phrases completely changed the intent of the original post.


Yes, red is a color. But I don't think that writing in color means people of color.


Of course it doesn't, but adding the phrases DON'T BLAME and DON'T MAKE EXCUSES to a meme depicting a successful BLACK MAN clearly tells everyone at whom those phrases are directed.


O.K. to start with, the '"start them reading young" is a good message to PEOPLE.

 

Suppose a picture of a white PERSON was used - would you then scream "racist" because it's only about improving things for whites?

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@nctarheel wrote:

 


Yes, that is what the meme(btw, not attributed to anyone thus could be a copyright issue) depicted.

 

But the addition of DON'T BLAME and DON'T MAKE EXCUSES posted in RED, was clearly directed toward those of color.

 

Those added phrases completely changed the intent of the original post.


To the contrary the intent was changed when it was turned into comments about racism instead of being about the power of books and knowledge in advancing a person's lot in life.  You should read the autobiography of Booker T. Washington, "Up From Slavery" how he advanced in life through the power of knowledge gained from books.  It is a real powerful account.

 

I later posted a link to the original post so why don't you complain to them about using the meme?  But why would anyone be against encouraging the power of the published word of books?  That was what the thread was/is about.  Remember that one country attempted to burn books in order to gain power.

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@rk9152 wrote:

@nctarheel wrote:

@TxGrandpa2 wrote:


The original poster reposted a meme showing how a single mother with a third grade education encouraged/required her son to read two books a week which encouraged him to succeed. 

 


Yes, that is what the meme(btw, not attributed to anyone thus could be a copyright issue) depicted.

 

But the addition of DON'T BLAME and DON'T MAKE EXCUSES posted in RED, was clearly directed toward those of color.

 

Those added phrases completely changed the intent of the original post.


Yes, red is a color. But I don't think that writing in color means people of color.


Of course it doesn't, but adding the phrases DON'T BLAME and DON'T MAKE EXCUSES to a meme depicting a successful BLACK MAN clearly tells everyone at whom those phrases are directed.

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@nctarheel wrote:

@TxGrandpa2 wrote:


The original poster reposted a meme showing how a single mother with a third grade education encouraged/required her son to read two books a week which encouraged him to succeed. 

 


Yes, that is what the meme(btw, not attributed to anyone thus could be a copyright issue) depicted.

 

But the addition of DON'T BLAME and DON'T MAKE EXCUSES posted in RED, was clearly directed toward those of color.

 

Those added phrases completely changed the intent of the original post.


Yes, red is a color. But I don't think that writing in color means people of color.

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@TxGrandpa2 wrote:


The original poster reposted a meme showing how a single mother with a third grade education encouraged/required her son to read two books a week which encouraged him to succeed. 

 


Yes, that is what the meme(btw, not attributed to anyone thus could be a copyright issue) depicted.

 

But the addition of DON'T BLAME and DON'T MAKE EXCUSES posted in RED, was clearly directed toward those of color.

 

Those added phrases completely changed the intent of the original post.

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@ManicProgressive wrote:

Education is one thing.

 

Victim blaming is entirely another. 


No one except those questioning the topic is victim blaming.  The original poster reposted a meme showing how a single mother with a third grade education encouraged/required her son to read two books a week which encouraged him to succeed. 

 

Then there was a barrage of accusations of racism, partisanism, etc.  And now accusations of victim blaming.  There is power through the knowledge gained from reading of books, and applying that knowledge, politics aside. 

 

 

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Education is one thing.

 

Victim blaming is entirely another. 

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@ChasKy53 wrote:


No, I simply tell the truth. That has a tendency to receive KUDOS, sorry that trump supporters don't realize that.


Again, what does this thread have to do with Trump or politics?  Perhaps you have something about anyone of any skin color attempting to improve themselves through reading books or knowledge?

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@Soosie wrote:

@ChasKy53..............................can you point to the rule in the guidelines that states I would need to post a meme about a child from the Appalachian Region? I saw this and think it a great illustration as the Title suggests "that there is power in books."

It might do some good if some here did more reading instead of attacking other's opinions.  Over the years I have recalled tidbits I had read about decades ago, and they served well to solve some difficult situations or to avoid them.  Additionally I have enjoyed visiting the places around the world that I had read about when growing up.  I've found places on the internet where classics are available to read without cost.

 

There is much talk about racism here, but I'm willing to bet that very few has read books like 'Up From Slavery' by Booker T. Washington; books about George Washington Carver, both true pioneers among Blacks.  Or know of his quote "Education is the key to unlock the golden door of freedom.".  That seems to have been ignored in today's world.

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@Olderscout66 wrote:

the occasional success of individual effort does not excuse Republicans from supporting the new Jim Crow of unjust incarceration and disenfranchisement of voters


As far as I know, Dr. Carson has not been incarcerated or disenfranchised. So, what is your point - is or is not early reading a good start in life for anyone?

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