It’s WRONG to Let Cancel Culture Erase a School Name Honoring DR. BEN CARSON

We worked for Dr. Ben Carson. We know Dr. Ben Carson. Canceling him is just not right

From foxnews.com

Education is the gateway to opportunity. It’s the medicine that cures most ails, and it is the means by which we equip our next generations with the tools they need to confront the challenges of the future. The schools we construct and the names of the individuals we honor on our school buildings stand as a good barometer for the sort of people we want our young people to emulate. 

That’s why we are so perturbed that in mid-November, the Detroit School Board voted to change the name of the Benjamin Carson High School of Science and Medicine despite an administrative recommendation and student poll to keep the name as is.

Superintendent Nikolai Vitti, who recommended keeping the name, said that “history should always be recognized and that there’s an opportunity to make up for the mistakes of the past.”  

We, former staff for Dr. Carson at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, write to set the record straight and celebrate the incredible accomplishments of the good doctor, with the hope that more focus is shined on students and less on perceived political slights.  

Dr. Ben Carson was born into poverty in Detroit and raised by a single mother. He grew up attending Detroit public school, and his mother worked multiple jobs to provide for him and his brother, Curtis.  

Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson, left, and New York Mayor Bill de Blasio shake hands after a ceremonial signing of an agreement about New York City’s public housing system, the nation’s largest, in New York, Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

Although things were tough, his mother instilled in him and his brother the values of hard work, perseverance and faith. She taught them that through education, anything was possible in America.  

Thanks to these values that his mother worked so hard to instill, Dr. Carson earned a full scholarship to Yale and began his undergraduate education there. After his time at Yale, he went to the University of Michigan School of Medicine, and then on to Johns Hopkins University for their neurosurgery program.  

After residency, Dr. Carson returned to Johns Hopkins and served as the director of pediatric neurosurgery and led a 70-surgeon team to conduct the first successful separation of twins conjoined at the back of the head. This famed procedure thrust him into the national spotlight as one of the highest-profile surgeons in the world, particularly due to his specialty in pediatric neurosurgery.  

After retiring from medicine, Dr. Carson launched a bid for the Republican nomination for president and served as the 17th Secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Today, he continues his work as the founder and chairman of the American Cornerstone Institute, a nonprofit aimed at restoring the “four cornerstones” of American greatness: faith, liberty, community and life.

Dr. Carson is the epitome of the American dream. Only in our country could a poor boy from the inner city grow up to be a world-renowned neurosurgeon, presidential candidate, and Cabinet secretary. He personifies the very promise of America. Through hard work, opportunity and faith in something above self, just like Dr. Carson we can achieve anything we set our minds to.  

But Dr. Carson’s accomplishments are not just professional; we have had the blessing to see his leadership firsthand, and we can attest that his inner virtues match his outward successes.  

Dr. Carson first and foremost greets everyone — friend and foe alike — with the sort of warmth and kindness that can only come from a genuine disposition of the heart. Dr. Carson operates on the belief that if we just put aside all the noise and sit down with each other, we will soon find that what we share in common far outweighs our differences.  

Dr. Carson is always good-natured, and any meeting with him is sure to have a few of his light-hearted jokes and quips. He can quote Shakespeare and the Bible alike, and be it Hamlet or Proverbs, you can bet there’s a timeless lesson buried in the wisdom he shares.  

The reason that we adorn our buildings with the names of heroes is to continually remind us of their examples. Their life stories provide us a roadmap to follow, and these lessons are meant to inspire us to live up to their example.

The reason that we adorn our buildings with the names of heroes is to continually remind us of their examples. Their life stories provide us a roadmap to follow, and these lessons are meant to inspire us to live up to their example.   

Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin, left, greets Housing and Urban Development Ben Carson, M.D., right, before the start of the 22nd Anniversary Remembrance Ceremony of the Oklahoma City bombing in Oklahoma City, Wednesday, April 19, 2017. Carson is speaking at the ceremony. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki) (The Associated Press)

In today’s culture plagued by anger, violence and division, Dr. Carson is exactly the sort of man we should highlight for our children. In an age where honor and virtue are increasingly scorned, he stands as an example for our future generations to look up to.  

Dr. Carson is the epitome of the American dream. Only in our country could a poor boy from the inner city grow up to be a world-renowned neurosurgeon, presidential candidate, and Cabinet secretary. He personifies the very promise of America. Through hard work, opportunity and faith in something above self, just like Dr. Carson we can achieve anything we set our minds to.   SOURCE

Just as blacks are expected to be Liberals, and card-carrying Democrats, so are the Jewish people. I grew up in an uber-liberal Jewish home, and after I was redeemed by our Lord Jesus in 1983, I could not reconcile many of the beliefs of the Democratic Party with what I was reading in the Word of God.

I became a staunch Conservative and my extended family considered me ‘meshugge’ (Yiddish for Crazy) and I was ostracized by many (to this day). Here is one of the Scriptures I memorized as a young Christian:

 “If the world hate you, ye know that it hated me before it hated you.

 If ye were of the world, the world would love his own: but because ye are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you(John 15:18-20)

HOW CAN I BE SAVED?

MARANATHA!

4 thoughts on “It’s WRONG to Let Cancel Culture Erase a School Name Honoring DR. BEN CARSON

  1. robinlinaz

    I notice the article doesn’t mention the new name of the school, what is it going to be? Brittney Griner or George Floyd High School? Or Rachel Levine High School? We can expect it will be some outrageous change.

    I met Dr Carson and his wife in 2014 and they are the most gracious, humble, lovely people imaginable. Full of love for others and a true reverence for the Lord. THAT is the reason Dr. Carson is being erased.

    Reading the article reminds me of Daniel 7: 25 “And he shall speak great words against the most High, and shall wear out the saints of the most High, and think to change times and laws: and they shall be given into his hand until a time and times and the dividing of time.” The goal of Satan is to erase all that is good and light in the world. Changing the names of institutions that honor those who love and exemplify the Lord is more foreshadowing of what is soon coming in the Tribulation.

    Our God has told us what to expect, we can see it clearly. The time is short, maranatha!

    1. I’m pretty sure the reason he is being “cancelled” is that Leftist blacks consider him to be an Uncle Tom because he is not part of the Left Wing Democratic Blacks. Same for Jews who cross that line like I did after I was saved. A Conservative Black – a Conservative Jew – those are BIG NO NOs!!!

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