WHY CAN’T STUFF LIKE THIS GO VIRAL? Morehouse Whiz Kid is Causing a Stir: 13-Year-Old Dominates College. LOVE THIS STORY PLEASE READ MORE…
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At thirteen years of age, Stephen Stafford is causing quite a stir at Morehouse College. Stafford has a triple major in pre-med, math and computer science. Though he loves playing video games and playing his drum set, he is no typical teenager. He is exactly the kind of student I had in mind when I wrote the book, “Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about College,” because he shows the power of the black male mind when we put our energy into things that matter most. Over the 17-years I’ve spent teaching at the college level, I have never seen anything more impressive, nor more reflective of what black men represent.
“I’ve never taught a student as young as Stephen, and it’s been amazing,” said computer science professor Sonya Dennis. “He’s motivating other students to do better and makes them want to step up their game.”
Stafford began his college career at the age of 11, after being home-schooled by his mother. Stafford’s mother said that when Stafford began to teach her instead of being taught by her, she knew he needed to be in a college environment. Since that time, he has excelled in his classes and continues to grow intellectually. via ramomart.com
you know why this stuff isn’t viral
regardless, this is an amazing story
Officially jealous of a 13-year-old boy. Kudos, kid.
i know i will probably catch a ton of shit about this, but why does it even matter that this incredibly gifted young man is black? what the fuck does race have to do with the fact he is doing amazing things??????
^Because tons of black kids are told that they can’t do things like this all the time. It’s important for them to have a role model that they can relate to, someone that looks like them, and that they think they can be like one day. It’s just inspiring.
^dude it took me 5 years to get through college i was in my twenties i dont care what color he is, what he is doing is amazing. Everyone is told they cant do certain things, It is life people want other to fail, we are a cruel group of animals. Im in awe of this guy but i didnt think one time “oh wow, this kid is black” i thought ” oh wow, i wish more kids were like him”
I think you missed the point man. Not everyone gets the “you can be whatever you want to be!” speech when they’re younger, and seeing someone who is the same race as you doing amazing things will definitely be more relatable to someone young. It SHOULDN’T matter that he’s black, because everyone should be equal. But because they’re not, it does matter.
I def did not get the i can be whatever i want to be speech. What i wanted to be was not in the cards as i was born to short and slow. Race only matters when someone makes it an issue. everyone is not created equal or we would all be super smart and super athletic. My best friend plays in the NFL, and i out worked him day in and day out growing up. We were not created equal. This young man was not created equal. His gifts are not normal. It matters not that he is black. Is it more important for black children to see this post, than say Hispanic or white? If people think that way, than maybe they should start thinking about what racism really is.
I’M SORRY, BUT WHY THE FUCK IS IT A PROBLEM WHEN BLACK PEOPLE ARE IMPRESSED BY OTHER BLACK PEOPLE AND FEEL THE NEED TO SHOW OTHER BLACK PEOPLE HOW AMAZING THEY ARE?! WHY IS IT, WHEN ONE OF OUR CHILDREN IS FUCKING AMAZING, A FUCKING GENIUS, AND WE WANT TO CELEBRATE THAT CHILD IT IS ALWAYS: BUT WHYYYY IS ~RACE~~~))((00~~ EVEN A FACTOR?? BECAUSE IT’S FUCKING IMPORTANT. BECAUSE YOU BARELY EVER SEE YOUNG BLACK CHILDREN IN COLLEGE AT THE AGE OF 12. BECAUSE I HAVEN’T SEEN THIS KID’S MOVIE SCRIPT IN THE MAKING YET. BECAUSE A LITTLE BLACK CHILD MAY SEE THIS AND DECIDE TO BE BETTER. AND FINALLY BECAUSE HE.IS.BLACK. AND BLACK PEOPLE CAN BE FUCKING PROUD OF OTHER BLACK PEOPLE. AND IT CAN BE 100% BASED ON THE FACT THAT THIS KID IS A 12 YEAR OLD GENIUS ANNNDDDDDD HE’S BLACK. THE PROBLEM IS NOT THAT NO ONE WANTS A WHITE CHILD TO FEEL INSPIRED BY HIS STORY, IT’S THAT MAYBE JUST MAYBE A BLACK CHILD WILL SEE THIS, AND FEEL BETTER ABOUT HIMSELF IN A WORLD WHERE THE ONLY GENIUS HE’S EVER SEEN IS WHITE. GET THE FUCK OUT WITH YOUR PASSIVE AGGRESSIVE ANTI-BLACKNESS. DO NOT TAKE THIS CHILD’S RACE AWAY FROM HIM. BECAUSE HE IS A GENIUS AND HE IS BLACK AND BOTH ARE THOSE ARE IMPORTANT AND BOTH OF THOSE ARE REAL.
Race is only an issue if you make it one. And it’s a tired argument. Both y’all need a hug, grab a coke and smile.
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