10 Things Every Black American Should Know About Ben Carson Before Talking Trash About Him

Published on October 15, 2014

I’d take him over a BHO any old day. Check it out.

#1. Ben Carson came from nothing.

He grew up poor in Detroit and was raised by an uneducated single mother who pushed him to read by taking him to the library, learning the value of education early on.

#2. Carson believes he has affirmative action to thank for being accepted into Yale.

He once stated:

“In my mind, I was pretty hot stuff. Only after I got to Yale and became cognizant of my classmates’ many accomplishments did I realize that the admissions committee had taken a substantial risk on me and that I had been extended special consideration.”

#3. Carson took advantage of the opportunity and was accepted into medical school.

From Townhall:

“I was able to adjust to the academic rigors necessary to qualify for medical school admission at the University of Michigan. Medical school was transformative, and I was subsequently accepted into the selective neurosurgical residency at Johns Hopkins. By that time, no special considerations were expected or needed.”

#4. Carson played a role in the first successful operation of the removal of Siamese twins joined at the back of the head at birth in 1987.

From the NY Times:

“Dr. Carson said it was too early to predict how close to normal the boys would be when their recovery is complete, adding that a prognosis is complicated by their age. Many neurological tests require patients who are able to understand verbal instructions, he said.
*But he said brain scans have indicated there was no major visible damage to the frontal lobes of their brains, which are primarily responsible for mental functions.”

#5. Carson, along with his spouse Candy, started the Carson Scholars Fund (CSF).

In 1994, the CSF was created to award those in grades 4-11 who exemplified academic excellence and displayed humanitarian efforts in their communities. Because education is so important, the CSF serves as a conduit to those who are vying for the American dream to become a reality.

Read more: IJ Review

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