School Removes Name of Ben Carson

The super-woke Detroit School Board voted in November to change the name of the Benjamin Carson High School of Science and Medicine. This is because of Carson’s association with Donald Trump administration as Housing and Urban Development Secretary. Board member LaMar Lemmons said that having Carson’s name on the school was “synonymous with having Trump’s name on our school in blackface” (“Detroit School Board Votes,” Essence, Oct. 23, 2022). So, Dr. Carson isn’t really black and doesn’t have a mind of his own; he’s just a “blackface” for white people’s policies. Mr. Lemmons and his school board friends won’t allow black people to have opinions different from theirs, and if they dare to do so, they are slandered. In response, 56 men and women of all colors who have worked for Dr. Carson have spoken up against this tyranny, saying: “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. Although things were tough, his mother instilled in him and his brother the values of hard work, perseverance and faith. Thanks to these values that his mother worked so hard to instill, Dr. Carson earned a full scholarship to Yale. 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. 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.”

(Friday Church News Notes, December 16, 2022,, 866-295-4143)