Thursday, June 02, 2016

When Reality Doesn't Match The Cinderella Narrative

There's the narrative, then there's the truth:
At the State of the Union address in 2015, Anthony Mendez — the homeless kid who’d made it to college — sat next to Michelle Obama. He was the “poster child” for “beating the odds,” writes Mendez in a painfully honest essay in Vox. A few months later, he flunked out of college.

He’d failed every course in his first semester at the University of Hartford, but got a second chance because of the White House attention, Mendez writes. Despite added support, he couldn’t handle the academics. At the end of the year, he was out.
When President Bush talked about the "soft bigotry of low expectations", this is exactly what he was talking about.  To liberals, only their feeeeelings or intentions matter, but to the rest of us results are kind of important.  What favors were done for Mr. Mendez by not preparing him in the first place?  By making his skin color an important factor in getting into college?

I'm glad he's still working to improve to his place in life despite the "help" liberals gave him.

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