Detroit's school board voted to eliminate the name of Dr. Ben Carson from a district school due to Carson's involvement with the Trump administration.
Benjamin Carson High School of Medicine and Science will be renamed after a poll which found that 80 percent of those polled were in agreement that the name should be changed. Dr. Carson told The National Desk that he's not overly surprised at the change.
“Cancel culture of today is alive. It's infiltrating. The naivete, the political correctness, eliminates culture. This is going to ruin the nation as a whole in the event that we don't get the gist of it.”
Dr. Carson grew up in a Detroit housing development before becoming an innovative neurosurgeon. He was the first neurosurgeon in the field of pediatric neurosurgery to be chief of the country when he was 33. In 1987, he led the surgical team who performed the world's first successfully separated twins who were conjoined. Carson is renowned by his peers for establishing new surgical techniques and effectively managing one of the more challenging neurosurgery pediatric cases in the country.
Dr. Carson was also the Secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development during the Trump administration.
It's astounding that a Black man – who is the embodiment of the American dream – was raised in the projects and then went on to become one of the most famous surgeons in the world. He was in one of the top posts in the American government. Yet, he is able to have all his achievements wiped out since he has the same political views as the majority of Americans. Dr.Carson is the one who has saved lives of hundreds or even thousands of children throughout his career and is likely responsible for the techniques that have saved the lives of thousands more.
Shame on the pathetic, shallow, and short-sighted narcissists who sit on the Detroit school board.